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SQL> create table myTable(
  2        break_time   interval day(1) to second(2)
  3  );

Table created.

SQL>
SQL>
SQL> insert into myTable (break_time )
  2  values (TIMESTAMP '2001-09-03 12:47:00.000000' - TIMESTAMP '2001-09-03 13:13:00.000000' );

1 row created.

SQL>
SQL> insert into myTable ( break_time )
  2  values ( TIMESTAMP '2001-09-03 13:35:00.000000' - TIMESTAMP '2001-09-03 13:39:00.000000' );

1 row created.

SQL>
SQL> insert into myTable ( break_time )
  2  values (TIMESTAMP '2001-09-03 16:30:00.000000' - TIMESTAMP '2001-09-03 17:00:00.000000' );

1 row created.

SQL>
SQL> insert into myTable ( break_time )
  2  values ( TIMESTAMP '2001-09-03 17:00:00.000000' - TIMESTAMP '2001-09-03 17:30:00.000000' );

1 row created.

SQL>
SQL> column break_time format a30
SQL>
SQL> select * from myTable;


BREAK_TIME
------------------------------
-0 00:26:00.00
-0 00:04:00.00
-0 00:30:00.00
-0 00:30:00.00

4 rows selected.

SQL>
SQL> drop table myTable;

Table dropped.










29.4.COLUMN
29.4.1.Reporting Tools in Oracle's SQL*Plus: COLUMN
29.4.2.Formatting Columns
29.4.3.COLUMN format in action: COLUMN City FORMAT a6
29.4.4.Shorten the varchar column format with COLUMN command:
29.4.5.For alphanumeric columns, if the column is too short, it will be displayed on multiple lines.
29.4.6.Format the number column with COLUMN salary FORMAT 99999999
29.4.7.If the column format is too small for a number column, '#' will be used
29.4.8.FORMAT number column as 999,999
29.4.9.If there are decimals or if commas are desired, use the '99999.99'
29.4.10.Numbers can also be output with leading zeros or dollar signs
29.4.11.Add dollar signs to the output with '$990.99'
29.4.12.COLUMN Salary FORMAT 909.99
29.4.13.To undo all column formatting: CLEAR COLUMNS
29.4.14.Column LIKE another Column
29.4.15.Two digits: COLUMN id FORMAT 99
29.4.16.COLUMN first_name HEADING FIRST_NAME FORMAT A13 WORD_WRAPPED
29.4.17.COLUMN first_name FORMAT A13 WORD_WRAPPED
29.4.18.COLUMN first_name FORMAT A10 WORD_WRAP HEADING 'Name' JUSTIFY CENTER
29.4.19.COLUMN salary FORMAT $99.99 HEADING 'Salary' JUSTIFY RIGHT
29.4.20.Copy column format with 'col ... like'
29.4.21.format interval type column
29.4.22.SET string to display when value is NULL