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convert date and time to integer

FrankPorter
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hi,

Please assist how can we convert date and time value to integer?



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Commented:
http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.0/en/date-and-time-functions.html

can you give an example, what you exactly want to do?

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If you're trying to get a PHP timestamp, the way to do it is just:

SELECT UNIX_TIMESTAMP(column_name)
FROM the_table;

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Commented:
I'd reccomend that you use UNIX_TIMESTAMP

however you could also use a number yyyymmddhhnnss which would also be an integer (the maths would not be good with it either)
Date_Format(now(), '%Y%m%d%H%i%S')
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