How do you convert scientific time to standard

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# 15  
Old 08-22-2009
Ok here is what I have found, the column is date/time data, the EPOC time I receive is 1250909923000. I've found that this is was too many numbers, but when you remove the last 3 "0's" in the string, and compute it, it is the exact time that the job ended in our Prod environment, so the question now is how to you remove the last 3 digits cause I believe it will work. Any suggestions ?
# 16  
Old 08-22-2009
Using bash parameter expansion:
# echo ${TIME:0:10}

# 17  
Old 08-22-2009
Right but I need to have this done within the sql statement , in the to_char. Thanks for the post
# 18  
Old 08-22-2009

As an example:
select to_char(1234567891000) from dual;
select substr(to_char(1234567891000), 1, 10) from dual;

# 19  
Old 08-22-2009
try to amend the to_char function like this:

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