Amazon Simple Storage Service
Developer Guide (API Version 2006-03-01)

Date Functions

Amazon S3 Select and Glacier Select support the following date functions.

DATE_ADD

Given a date part, a quantity, and a time stamp, returns an updated time stamp by altering the date part by the quantity.

Syntax

DATE_ADD( date_part, quantity, timestamp )

Parameters

date_part

Specifies which part of the date to modify. This can be one of the following:

  • year

  • month

  • day

  • hour

  • minute

  • second

quantity

The value to apply to the updated time stamp. Positive values for quantity add to the time stamp's date_part, and negative values subtract.

timestamp

The target time stamp that the function operates on.

Examples

DATE_ADD(year, 5, `2010-01-01T`) -- 2015-01-01 (equivalent to 2015-01-01T) DATE_ADD(month, 1, `2010T`) -- 2010-02T (result will add precision as necessary) DATE_ADD(month, 13, `2010T`) -- 2011-02T DATE_ADD(day, -1, `2017-01-10T`) -- 2017-01-09 (equivalent to 2017-01-09T) DATE_ADD(hour, 1, `2017T`) -- 2017-01-01T01:00-00:00 DATE_ADD(hour, 1, `2017-01-02T03:04Z`) -- 2017-01-02T04:04Z DATE_ADD(minute, 1, `2017-01-02T03:04:05.006Z`) -- 2017-01-02T03:05:05.006Z DATE_ADD(second, 1, `2017-01-02T03:04:05.006Z`) -- 2017-01-02T03:04:06.006Z

DATE_DIFF

Given a date part and two valid time stamps, returns the difference in date parts. The return value is a negative integer when the date_part value of timestamp1 is greater than the date_part value of timestamp2. The return value is a positive integer when the date_part value of timestamp1 is less than the date_part value of timestamp2.

Syntax

DATE_DIFF( date_part, timestamp1, timestamp2 )

Parameters

date_part

Specifies which part of the time stamps to compare. For the definition of date_part, see DATE_ADD.

timestamp1

The first time stamp to compare.

timestamp2

The second time stamp to compare.

Examples

DATE_DIFF(year, `2010-01-01T`, `2011-01-01T`) -- 1 DATE_DIFF(year, `2010T`, `2010-05T`) -- 4 (2010T is equivalent to 2010-01-01T00:00:00.000Z) DATE_DIFF(month, `2010T`, `2011T`) -- 12 DATE_DIFF(month, `2011T`, `2010T`) -- -12 DATE_DIFF(day, `2010-01-01T23:00T`, `2010-01-02T01:00T`) -- 0 (need to be at least 24h apart to be 1 day apart)

EXTRACT

Given a date part and a time stamp, returns the time stamp's date part value.

Syntax

EXTRACT( date_part FROM timestamp )

Parameters

date_part

Specifies which part of the time stamps to extract. This can be one of the following:

  • year

  • month

  • day

  • hour

  • minute

  • second

  • timezone_hour

  • timezone_minute

timestamp

The target time stamp that the function operates on.

Examples

EXTRACT(YEAR FROM `2010-01-01T`) -- 2010 EXTRACT(MONTH FROM `2010T`) -- 1 (equivalent to 2010-01-01T00:00:00.000Z) EXTRACT(MONTH FROM `2010-10T`) -- 10 EXTRACT(HOUR FROM `2017-01-02T03:04:05+07:08`) -- 3 EXTRACT(MINUTE FROM `2017-01-02T03:04:05+07:08`) -- 4 EXTRACT(TIMEZONE_HOUR FROM `2017-01-02T03:04:05+07:08`) -- 7 EXTRACT(TIMEZONE_MINUTE FROM `2017-01-02T03:04:05+07:08`) -- 8

TO_STRING

Given a time stamp and a format pattern, returns a string representation of the time stamp in the given format.

Syntax

TO_STRING ( timestamp time_format_pattern )

Parameters

timestamp

The target time stamp that the function operates on.

time_format_pattern

A string that has the following special character interpretations.

Format Example Description
yy 69

2-digit year

y 1969

4-digit year

yyyy 1969

Zero-padded 4-digit year

M 1

Month of year

MM 01

Zero-padded month of year

MMM Jan

Abbreviated month year name

MMMM January

Full month of year name

MMMMM J

Month of year first letter (NOTE: not valid for use with to_timestamp function)

d 2

Day of month (1-31)

dd 02

Zero-padded day of month (01-31)

a AM

AM or PM of day

h 3

Hour of day (1-12)

hh 03

Zero-padded hour of day (01-12)

H 3

Hour of day (0-23)

HH 03

Zero-padded hour of day (00-23)

m 4

Minute of hour (0-59)

mm 04

Zero-padded minute of hour (00-59)

s 5

Second of minute (0-59)

ss 05

Zero-padded second of minute (00-59)

S 0

Fraction of second (precision: 0.1, range: 0.0-0.9)

SS 6

Fraction of second (precision: 0.01, range: 0.0-0.99)

SSS 60

Fraction of second (precision: 0.001, range: 0.0-0.999)

SSSSSSSSS 60000000

Fraction of second (maximum precision: 1 nanosecond, range: 0.0-0.999999999)

n 60000000

Nano of second

X +07 or Z

Offset in hours or "Z" if the offset is 0

XX or XXXX +0700 or Z

Offset in hours and minutes or "Z" if the offset is 0

XXX or XXXXX +07:00 or Z

Offset in hours and minutes or "Z" if the offset is 0

x 7

Offset in hours

xx or xxxx 700

Offset in hours and minutes

xxx or xxxxx +07:00

Offset in hours and minutes

Examples

TO_STRING(`1969-07-20T20:18Z`, 'MMMM d, y') -- "July 20, 1969" TO_STRING(`1969-07-20T20:18Z`, 'MMM d, yyyy') -- "Jul 20, 1969" TO_STRING(`1969-07-20T20:18Z`, 'M-d-yy') -- "7-20-69" TO_STRING(`1969-07-20T20:18Z`, 'MM-d-y') -- "07-20-1969" TO_STRING(`1969-07-20T20:18Z`, 'MMMM d, y h:m a') -- "July 20, 1969 8:18 PM" TO_STRING(`1969-07-20T20:18Z`, 'y-MM-dd''T''H:m:ssX') -- "1969-07-20T20:18:00Z" TO_STRING(`1969-07-20T20:18+08:00Z`, 'y-MM-dd''T''H:m:ssX') -- "1969-07-20T20:18:00Z" TO_STRING(`1969-07-20T20:18+08:00`, 'y-MM-dd''T''H:m:ssXXXX') -- "1969-07-20T20:18:00+0800" TO_STRING(`1969-07-20T20:18+08:00`, 'y-MM-dd''T''H:m:ssXXXXX') -- "1969-07-20T20:18:00+08:00"

TO_TIMESTAMP

Given a string, converts it to a time stamp. This is the inverse operation of TO_STRING.

Syntax

TO_TIMESTAMP ( string )

Parameters

string

The target string that the function operates on.

Examples

TO_TIMESTAMP('2007T') -- `2007T` TO_TIMESTAMP('2007-02-23T12:14:33.079-08:00') -- `2007-02-23T12:14:33.079-08:00`

UTCNOW

Returns the current time in UTC as a time stamp.

Syntax

UTCNOW()

Parameters

none

Examples

UTCNOW() -- 2017-10-13T16:02:11.123Z