How to Convert Oracle Date to Unix Timestamp

(Doc ID 1377626.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 02, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 10.2.0.1 to 11.2.0.4 [Release 10.2 to 11.2]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Goal

This is sample code to show how to convert to and from Oracle date and timestamp to Unix timestamp. The code uses precision to 1000ths of a second. To get the old traditional Unix timestamp simply remove the multiplication or division by 1000 from the code.

Solution

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