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Converts an input expression to a TIMESTAMP type without a timezone. The input can be one of the following:

  • TO_TIMESTAMP(date_expr) upcasts a DATE to a TIMESTAMP.
  • TO_TIMESTAMP(integer) creates a timestamp using the integer as the number of seconds/milliseconds/microseconds/nanoseconds since 1970-01-1. Which unit it is interpreted as depends on the magnitude of the number, in accordance with the semantics used by Snowflake.
  • TO_TIMESTAMP(integer, scale) the same as the integer case except that the scale provided specifes which unit is used. THe scale can be an integer constant between 0 and 9, where 0 means seconds and 9 means nanoseconds.
  • TO_TIMESTAMP(string_expr) if the string is in timestamp format (e.g. "1999-12-31 23:59:30") then it is convrted to a corresponding timestamp. If the string represents an integer (e.g. "123456") then it uses the same rule as the corresponding input integer.
  • TO_TIMESTAMP(string_expr, format_expr) uses the format string to specify how to parse the string expression as a timestamp. Uses the format string rules as specified by Snowflake.
  • TO_TIMESTAMP(timestamp_exr) returns a timestamp expression representing the same moment in time, but changing the timezone or offset if necessary to be timezone-naive.
  • If the input is NULL, outputs NULL

Raises an error if the input expression does not match one of these formats.