ORA-01810: format code appears twice tips
Oracle Error Tips by Burleson Consulting (S. Karam)
The Oracle docs note this on the
format code appears twice
A format code was listed twice in a date specification. Each format code
may be specified only once in the function TO_DATE.
Remove the duplicate format code from the date specification, then retry
NOTE: ORA-01810 does not exist on Oracle 10g
per Oracle documentation
Oracle MOSC documents
show that ORA-01810 is associated with a bug which has no current workarounds,
although the following versions have been fixed:
188.8.131.52 (Server Patch Set)
184.108.40.206 (Server Patch Set)
220.127.116.11 (Base Release)
Also on the
MOSC was a problem with ORA-01810 in which a user was seeing ORA-01810
when they attempted to connect with SQL*PLUS version.
The issue was resolved by an Oracle reply:
This is genrally because the client and
server date formats are different.
Client is sending data in RRRR format while the database is expecting
only RR format.
1.Modify the NLS_DATE parameter in the registry.
2.Start the registry editor
Find the ORACLE key
3.HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > Software > ORACLE
4.Single click on it to populate the right-hand window
In the right-hand window, look for the value NLS_DATE (or NLS_DATE_FORMAT)
and double click on it.
5. Change the value to read DD-MON-RR
If the value is not present add it by selecting Edit > New > key
Add the key with the above information.