Time Difference

Hello, I need code to search through a database that will compare a row called 'timeInserted' to the current time if the difference between the two is more than 1min, I need to remove the record from the database.

Please provide code to do so.

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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]Billing EngineerCommented:
delete yourtable
where timeInserted < DATE_SUB(CURDATE(),INTERVAL -1 MINUTE);
Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]Billing EngineerCommented:
or better, to check against the time :
delete yourtable
where timeInserted < DATE_SUB(CURTIME(),INTERVAL -1 MINUTE);
delete yourtable where timeInserted < DATE_SUB(NOW(),INTERVAL -1 MINUTE);
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BrianGEFF719Author Commented:
angelIII, is this a SQL statment?

BrianGEFF719Author Commented:
can I add WHERE statments afterwards?
in php
@mysql_select_db(DATABASE) or die( "Unable to select database");

$sql = "Delete <table-name> where `timeInserted` < DATE_SUB(NOW(),INTERVAL -1 MINUTE)";
if($result) {
    //deletion successful
} else {
BrianGEFF719Author Commented:
Does not work.

Insert like this ->
     $theTime = date("M j Y G:i:s");
     $varSQL = "INSERT INTO `tech` ( `techName` , `techIP`, `sessionID`, `port`, `lastUpdate` ) VALUES ('$name', '$techIP', '$ses', '$port', '$theTime')";

Check for old line this->

 $sql = "Delete `tech` where `lastUpdate` < DATE_SUB(NOW(),INTERVAL -3 MINUTE)";
 $result2 = mysql_query($sql, $dbh);
Try this
$sql = "Delete `tech` where DATE_FORMAT(`lastUpdate`,GET_FORMAT(DATETIME,'ISO')) < DATE_SUB(NOW(),INTERVAL -3 MINUTE)";
BrianGEFF719Author Commented:
still doesnt work
BrianGEFF719Author Commented:
It does nothing.
BrianGEFF719Author Commented:
lastUpdate is varchar(100)

BrianGEFF719Author Commented:
Is there a way I can do this via PHP to atleast beable to evaluate the output?

Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]Billing EngineerCommented:
>angelIII, is this a SQL statment?

>Does not work.
this is because of : lastUpdate is varchar(100)
how the "hell" did you come to make a datetime value into a varchar column.
get that column changed to datetime, and the delete will work correctly
BrianGEFF719Author Commented:
>>this is because of : lastUpdate is varchar(100)
>>how the "hell" did you come to make a datetime value into a varchar column.
>>get that column changed to datetime, and the delete will work correctly

LOL...that post made my night...will fix asap.

BrianGEFF719Author Commented:
AngelIII: That fixed that problem.

However, how do I update a record without using a string time that I generated. For example, one of the col's in the row is IP and one is lastUpdate.

I want to update IP with a string and lastUpdate I want to be the current Time. As you saw above I was using a string with the php date() function to do this.

Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]Billing EngineerCommented:
UPDATE yourtable set lastupdate = NOW() where ...

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Brian, what delete query you used?
BrianGEFF719Author Commented:
Once it was changed to a datetime field, angelIII's first post worked just fine.

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