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Coldfusion MySQL Date Issue

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Okay, heres all the facts to make sure things are understood. I live in Australia, so date format is dd/mm/yyyy. I ensure that the date format is dd/mm/yyyy for entry purposes, but then in the sql I enter #DateFormat(form.datefield,"yyyy-mm-d"). As long as my date is any day over 12 it puts it into the MySQL database properly. If for example, I enter 10/09/1979 (10th of September 1979) it will for some reason swap the month and the day so that its 09/10/1979 in mysql. However if I enter 25/09/1979 it enters it into the database as 25/09/1979. Any ideas? Whatever it is doing, it happens either in #Dateformat(form.datefield,"yyyy-mm-d") or in MySQL.
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try this #createodbcdate(DateFormat(form.datefield,"yyyy-mm-d"))#
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Okay, Ive just noticed that its the coldfusion dateformat doing it, it error'd on that and showed the date as 1979-10-09 even though I entered it in as 10/09/1979(d/mm/yyyy)
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Skip it, it was something stupid. I needed to use LSDateFormat rather than DateFormat. Can I give 100 points to pinaldave for his help and have the rest of my point PAQ'd?
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Hi wulfshayde,
yes you can do this. you have to post question in the  community support http://www.experts-exchange.com/Community_Support/
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---Pinal
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actually the best bet is to ALWAYS use createDate() it creates a date object that every function understands and no locale issues...

Where in Oz are you?
Im in Brisbane...
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This will also assist you if you ever need to convert the website to use other locales, like US etc..

I am working on a HP site that needs to support multiple languages (locales) and I convert every date to a date object with createDate( year, month, day )
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@Tacobell777

I am in Darwin and Working on the Perkins Shipping Intranet site. I'll check out CreateDate today, thanks for the heads up, that could save me loads of time.
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