Convert Oracle Timestamp to Unix Timestamp - Easy Guide

If you're working with Oracle databases and need to convert Oracle Timestamp to Unix Timestamp, you're in luck because it's a relatively simple process. Unix Timestamp is a system for describing a point in time as a number of seconds since January 1, 1970, at 00:00:00 UTC. Oracle Timestamp is a datetime datatype that includes fractional seconds and time zone information.

To convert Oracle Timestamp to Unix Timestamp in Oracle SQL, you can use the following formula:

SELECT (CAST((your_timestamp_column - TO_DATE('1970-01-01', 'YYYY-MM-DD')) AS DATE) * 86400)
+ EXTRACT(SECOND FROM your_timestamp_column) AS unix_timestamp_column
FROM your_table_name;

This formula subtracts the Unix Epoch (January 1, 1970) from the Oracle Timestamp, converts the result to a date datatype, multiplies it by the number of seconds in a day, and adds the seconds from the original Oracle Timestamp.

In the code above, replace your_timestamp_column with the name of the column that contains the Oracle Timestamp you want to convert, and replace your_table_name with the name of the table that contains that column. Also, replace unix_timestamp_column with the name you want to give the new column that will contain the Unix Timestamp.

With this formula, you can easily convert Oracle Timestamp to Unix Timestamp in your Oracle SQL queries.

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