I have tried using a date field in the data filter. I want all the data for 12/18/2009 but I keep getting a format error
You are entering a string instead of a date. Date are dates and strings are
strings and you just tried to compare a date to a string this is why you are
getting the formatting error.
Try entering to_date(‘12/18/2009’,‘mm/dd/yyyy’) into the filter for your date
If your date field has the time portion set then you have 2 options
BETWEEN TO_DATE( ‘12/18/2008 00:00:00’, ‘mm/dd/yyyy hh24:mi:ss’ )
AND TO_DATE( ‘12/18/2008 23:59:59’, ‘mm/dd/yyyy hh24:mi:ss’ )
TRUNC(date_column) = to_date(‘12/18/2009’,‘mm/dd/yyyy’)
But be aware that using TRUNC on your column will cause the optimizer to not use
the index if you have one on that column.