?
Solved

PHP MYSQL TIMESTAMP

Posted on 2006-11-24
3
Medium Priority
?
1,201 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-12
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?
0
Comment
Question by:cfans
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 33

Expert Comment

by:snoyes_jw
ID: 18009271
SELECT DATEDIFF(CURRENT_DATE(), yourTimestampField) AS daysDifference FROM theTable;
0
 

Author Comment

by:cfans
ID: 18009420
Is there an alternative to this?  The version of MySQL I am using doesn't seem to support that function.
0
 
LVL 33

Accepted Solution

by:
snoyes_jw earned 600 total points
ID: 18009503
SELECT TO_DAYS(CURRENT_DATE()) - TO_DAYS(yourTimestampField) AS daysDifference FROM theTable;
0

Featured Post

Independent Software Vendors: We Want Your Opinion

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Part of the Global Positioning System A geocode (https://developers.google.com/maps/documentation/geocoding/) is the major subset of a GPS coordinate (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Global_Positioning_System), the other parts being the altitude and t…
Many old projects have bad code, but the budget doesn't exist to rewrite the codebase. You can update this code to be safer by introducing contemporary input validation, sanitation, and safer database queries.
The viewer will learn how to count occurrences of each item in an array.
The viewer will learn how to create a basic form using some HTML5 and PHP for later processing. Set up your basic HTML file. Open your form tag and set the method and action attributes.: (CODE) Set up your first few inputs one for the name and …
Suggested Courses

770 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question