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Semi-structured Data Functions (Cast)

AS_TIME

Casts a VARIANT value to a time value. Does not convert from timestamps.

See also:

AS_<object_type>

AS_DATE , AS_TIMESTAMP_*

Syntax

AS_TIME( <variant_expr> )

Arguments

variant_expr
An expression that evaluates to a value of type VARIANT.

Examples

This shows how to use the function:

Create a table and data:

CREATE TABLE multiple_types (
    binary1 VARIANT,
    date1 VARIANT,
    decimal1 VARIANT,
    time1 VARIANT,
    timestamp1 VARIANT
    );
INSERT INTO multiple_types 
     (binary1, date1, decimal1, time1, timestamp1)
   SELECT 
     TO_VARIANT(TO_BINARY('F0A5')),
     TO_VARIANT(TO_DATE('2018-10-10')), 
     TO_VARIANT(TO_DECIMAL(1.23, 6, 3)),
     TO_VARIANT(TO_TIME('12:34:56')),
     TO_VARIANT(TO_TIMESTAMP_NTZ('2018-10-10 12:34:56'))
     ;

Now run the query:

SELECT AS_TIME(time1) AS "Time" FROM multiple_types;

Output:

+----------+
| Time     |
|----------|
| 12:34:56 |
+----------+