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====== DATE Function - PL/HQL Reference====== DATE function converts an expression to DATE data type. **Syntax**: <code language="sql"> DATE(expression); </code> **Return Data Type:** DATE **Example:** Convert a string and timestamp to DATE: <code language="sql"> DATE('2015-03-12'); DATE('2015' || '-03-' || '12'); DATE(TIMESTAMP '2015-03-12 10:58:34.111'); </code> **Compatibility**: IBM DB2 **Version**: PL/HQL 0.03 See also: * [[date-literal|DATE Literal]] * [[timestamp-literal|TIMESTAMP Literal]] * [[timestamp-iso|TIMESTAMP_ISO Function]]