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Posted on 2006-11-24
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Hello, I'm trying to figure out how to subtract timestamps.

I've got a TIMESTAMP in MYSQL and would like PHP to calculate the number of days it has been up until the current date.

How do I go about doing this?
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SELECT DATEDIFF(CURRENT_DATE(), yourTimestampField) AS daysDifference FROM theTable;
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Is there an alternative to this?  The version of MySQL I am using doesn't seem to support that function.
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SELECT TO_DAYS(CURRENT_DATE()) - TO_DAYS(yourTimestampField) AS daysDifference FROM theTable;
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