Convert Epoch to Timestamp

Replace epoch/unix formatted timestamps with human-readable ones

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Often data sources will include epoch/unix-style timestamps or dates, which are not human-readable.
Therefore, we want to convert these to a different format, for example to be used in charts or aggregation queries.
The TO_TIMESTAMP function will allow us to do this with little effort:

WITH data AS (
  FROM (VALUES (1611176312), (1611176759), (1611176817), (1611176854)) AS data (str)

  TO_TIMESTAMP(str) AS converted_timestamp
FROM data;
2021-01-20 20:58:32.000000
2021-01-20 21:05:59.000000
2021-01-20 21:06:57.000000
2021-01-20 21:07:34.000000
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