Rather than relying on implicit conversion, data type values may be expressed directly in SQL using escape syntax to define the type. Note that the supplied string value must match the expected format exactly, or an exception will occur.

Data type

Escaped syntax

DATE

{d 'yyyy-mm-dd'}

TIME

{t 'hh-mm-ss'}

TIMESTAMP

{ts 'yyyy-mm-dd hh:mm:ss.[fff...]'}