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Posted on 2004-03-22
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This is the PHP that I have so far to display firstname, lastname, birthdate and email for a MySQL database that I have. I want to know now how to make the calculation for age, I have the SQL ready (see $age_mysql) but do not know how to send it to the database to get the calculated age in return displayed in the HTML page.

Also, is there an easy way to get the dates displayed other than in MySQL format YYYY-MM-DD?


This is my program to-date:

mysql_select_db($dbname, $DBConn);
$query_mysql = "SELECT * FROM birthdays";
$mysql = mysql_query($query_mysql , $DBConn) or die(mysql_error());
$row_mysql = mysql_fetch_assoc($mysql );
$totalRows_mysql = mysql_num_rows($mysql );
$age_mysql = "(YEAR(CURDATE())-YEAR(birthdate)) - (RIGHT(CURDATE(),5)<RIGHT(birthdate,5))";
?>

<html>
<head>
<title>Birthdays</title>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">
</head>

<body>
<table width=75%>
<tr>
<td width=20%>Last Name</td>
<td width=20%>First Name</td>
<td width=20%>Date Of Birth</td>
<td width=20%>Email</td>
<td width=20%>Age</td>
</tr>
<?php do { //Begin the loop to iterate through the records ?>
<tr>
<td><?php echo $row_mysql['lastname']; ?></td>
<td><?php echo $row_mysql['firstname']; ?></td>
<td><?php echo $row_mysql['birthdate']; ?></td>
<td><?php echo $row_mysql['email']; ?></td>
<td>the age calculation to be inserted here</td>
</tr>
<? } while ($row_mysql = mysql_fetch_assoc($mysql )); //End the loop ?>
</table>
</body>
<?php
mysql_free_result($mysql);
//And close the connection
mysql_close($DBConn);
?>
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Question by:Rusty20009
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by:CosminB
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you could use the date_format function from mysql
or you could format it using php, using something like this:
<?
$dateString = '2004-03-21';
echo date('r', strtotime($dateString));
?>

so you birthdate line should look like this:

<td><?php echo date('f D Y', strtotime($row_mysql['birthdate'])); ?></td>

look at http://www.php.net/date for more info on date()
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william_jwd earned 300 total points
ID: 10648727
try this,

mysql_select_db($dbname, $DBConn);
$query_mysql = "SELECT lastname, firstname, birthdate, email, (YEAR(CURDATE())-YEAR(birthdate)) - (RIGHT(CURDATE(),5)<RIGHT(birthdate,5)) as age FROM birthdays";
$mysql = mysql_query($query_mysql , $DBConn) or die(mysql_error());
$row_mysql = mysql_fetch_assoc($mysql );
$totalRows_mysql = mysql_num_rows($mysql );
?>

<html>
<head>
<title>Birthdays</title>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">
</head>

<body>
<table width=75%>
<tr>
<td width=20%>Last Name</td>
<td width=20%>First Name</td>
<td width=20%>Date Of Birth</td>
<td width=20%>Email</td>
<td width=20%>Age</td>
</tr>
<?php do { //Begin the loop to iterate through the records ?>
<tr>
<td><?php echo $row_mysql['lastname']; ?></td>
<td><?php echo $row_mysql['firstname']; ?></td>
<td><?php echo $row_mysql['birthdate']; ?></td>
<td><?php echo $row_mysql['email']; ?></td>
<td><?php echo $row_mysql['age']; ?></td>
</tr>
<? } while ($row_mysql = mysql_fetch_assoc($mysql )); //End the loop ?>
</table>
</body>
<?php
mysql_free_result($mysql);
//And close the connection
mysql_close($DBConn);
?>
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by:CosminB
ID: 10648902
and if you want to find the age try this:
<?php
$dateString = '1980-03-21';
$age = date('Y', time()-strtotime($dateString))-1970;
echo $age;
?>
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