Differences Between certain Timestamp Formats (Doc ID 264253.1)

Last updated on JUNE 20, 2017

Applies to:

SQL*Plus - Version 9.0.1.0 to 11.2.0.2 [Release 9.0.1 to 11.2]
Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 9.0.1.0 to 11.2.0.2 [Release 9.0.1 to 11.2]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Goal

What is the difference between following timestamp formats?

NLS_TIMESTAMP_FORMAT = 'YYYY-MM-DD HH:MI:SS.FF'
and
NLS_TIMESTAMP_FORMAT = 'YYYY-MM-DD HH:MI:SSXFF'?

Solution

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