Oracle date format problem

I have the following strange problem in Oracle

(Please keep in mind that I have little experience in SQL and even less in Oracle).

If I do this:


I get this: 2010-12-02 18:39

All fine there.

However, if I do this:

UPDATE favorite_item
SET favorite_item.last_used_date = TO_DATE(sysdate, 'YYYY-MM-DD HH24:MI')
WHERE favorite_item.favorite_item_id = 1

I get this in my database: 10-DEC-02

Which is the 10th of December '02 which is not correct

If I do this to confirm:

SELECT TO_CHAR(favorite_item.last_used_date, 'YYYY-MM-DD HH24:MI') AS last_used_date
    FROM favorite_item
    WHERE favorite_item.favorite_item_id = 1   

I get this: 0002-12-10 00:00

Which is completely wrong.

What am I doing wrong? I feel that the date setting is not working correctly.

Thanks in advance for your help.


Don't use TO_DATE() on sysdate; sysdate is already a date.

UPDATE favorite_item  
SET favorite_item.last_used_date = sysdate  
WHERE favorite_item.favorite_item_id = 1`

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