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Spark SQL - Make Date, Timestamp and Intervals

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Spark SQL provides a number of functions to make date, timestamp and intervals from datetime parts like years, months, days, hours, minutes, seconds, etc.


The following table list the functions available to use.

FunctionSince versionPurpose
make_date(year, month, day) 3.0.0Create date from year, month and day fields
make_dt_interval([days[, hours[, mins[, secs]]]])3.2.0Create DayTimeIntervalType duration from days, hours, mins and seconds fields.
make_timestamp(year, month, day, hour, min, sec[, timezone]) 
3.0.0Create timestamp from year, month, day, hour, min, sec and timezone fields. 
make_ym_interval([years[, months]]) 
3.2.0Create interval from year and month fields.
make_interval([years[, months[, weeks[, days[, hours[, mins[, secs]]]]]]])
3.0.0Create interval from years, months, weeks, days, hours, mins and seconds.

Code snippet

The following code snippet provides some examples of using these functions. 

spark-sql> select make_date(2022,6,16);
spark-sql> select make_dt_interval(20,2,30,40);
20 02:30:40.000000000
spark-sql> select make_timestamp(2022,6,16,13,4,24,'Australia/Melbourne');
2022-06-16 13:04:24
spark-sql> select make_timestamp(2022,6,16,13,4,24,'Australia/Sydney');
2022-06-16 13:04:24
spark-sql> select make_ym_interval(10,9);
spark-sql> select make_interval(5,4,3,2,1,10,33);
5 years 4 months 23 days 1 hours 10 minutes 33 seconds
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