It took me awhile to figure out how to parse an Oracle date type with Propel 1.3. The easiest way to do it would be this:
define(“DATE_FORMAT”, ‘M j, Y g:i a’);
< ?=date(DATE_FORMAT, $event->getStartDate(null)->format(“U”));?>
Assume there is an Event that stores the date and time of when the event begins. The code above basically translates the Oracle date to UNIX time, where you can then use the PHP date function to parse it out.