TIME scalar function

The TIME function returns a time from a value.

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The schema is SYSIBM.

An expression that returns a value of one of the following built-in data types: DATE, TIME, TIMESTAMP, or a valid character string representation of a date, time, or timestamp that is not a CLOB. In a Unicode database, if an expression returns a value of a graphic string data type, the value is first converted to a character string before the function is executed.

The result of the function is a TIME. If the argument can be null, the result can be null; if the argument is null, the result is the null value.

The other rules depend on the data type of the argument:
  • If the argument is a DATE or string representation of a date:
    • The result is midnight.
  • If the argument is a TIME:
    • The result is that time.
  • If the argument is a TIMESTAMP:
    • The result is the time part of the timestamp.
  • If the argument is a string representation of time or timestamp:
    • The result is the time represented by the string.


Select all notes from the IN_TRAY sample table that were received at least one hour later in the day (any day) than the current time.