Saving Date In Oracle

Hi friends, I am using oracle database. I am saving date and time in a field using extension for calendar. My problem is that I can save time only from 1 to 12. When I try to use to_date or to_timestamp nothing comes up and framework does not accept. Please help me.


I´m usign Yii2 with oracle db, and in the table, I have a field type DATE that contains the date and time of the INSERT RECORD.

The problem is, when I try to show it in the gridview or detailview widget…

I tried to doit with the use of ‘yii\i18n\Formatter’ in the main configuration, like this

'formatter' => [

    'class' => 'yii\i18n\Formatter',

    'dateFormat' => 'php:d/m/Y',

    'datetimeFormat' => 'php:d/m/Y H:i:s',

    'timeFormat' => 'php:H:i:s',

    'nullDisplay' => '-',


and in the index view like this

 <?= GridView::widget([


      columns => [





but all I get in the view is “25/06/2017 00:00:00”, I DON’T KNOW WHY ???

when i do the “select to_char(dateField, ‘DD/MM/YYYY HH24:MI:SS’) from temp” i get ‘25/06/2017 22:50:20’ and this is what i need to get.

how can i do it rigth.

i need some help


Hi Raciel,

Have you tried this?

$date = DateTime::createFromFormat("d#M#y H#i#s*A", $agr->CREATED_DATE);

echo $date->format('M d,Y');

Because I also using Oracle database type DATE. The above snippet works fine for me!

Hi… , I’m sorry for the delay in answering you … I take some time before check my account…, and I already solved the problem… what you should do is to define the format in the connection string in my case will be like this…

'db' => [

            'class' => 'yii\db\Connection',

            'dsn' => 'oci:dbname=//xxxxx:1521/xxxx',

            'username' => 'xxxx',

            'password' => 'xxx',

            'charset' => 'utf8',

            'on afterOpen' => function ($event) {

                $event->sender->createCommand("ALTER SESSION SET NLS_DATE_FORMAT = 'MM/DD/YYYY HH24:MI:SS'")->execute();



this way you can use the other code like i used in the last post

thanks for all