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8 Replies Latest reply: Mar 25, 2013 9:09 AM by Srini VEERAVALLI RSS

OBIEE- casting date to char in case functions

NehaSSharma Newbie
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Hi All,

I am trying to implement this scenario in Oracle Answers:


I have written something like this in answers:

CASE WHEN "Dim1".start_date IS NULL THEN 'NA' ELSE "Dim1".start_date END

I am getting error here since 'NA' is string type. If I do this:

CASE WHEN "Dim1".start_date IS NULL THEN CAST('NA' AS DATE) ELSE "Dim1".start_date END

I works fine..but is that correct way to code this scenario?Please help



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