What is the to-date() function in SQL?

TO_DATE - Convert String to Datetime - Oracle to SQL Server Migration. In Oracle, TO_DATE function converts a string value to DATE data type value using the specified format. In SQL Server, you can use CONVERT or TRY_CONVERT function with an appropriate datetime style.

In layman terms, If some column is type of string and it is structure of datetime, then with the help of “to_date” function we can convert datatype of that string to datetime. and all functions and methods which are applicable on date time.