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Converting a Uk date to a mysql date

Posted on 2007-04-03
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I have my dates in this format

DD/MM/YY

I need to convert it to mysql DATE  YYYY-MM-DDformat and back again.

In the past I have done this manually but is there a built in function for PHP or MYSQL to do this?

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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3] earned 500 total points
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in MySQL, you can use the str_to_date function for the update:
$sql = "UPDATE yourtable SET yourdatefield = str_to_date('$yourdatevalue', '%m/%d/%Y') WHERE ... ";

and for the query, it's the Date_format function:
$sql = SELECT date_format(yourdatefield, '%m/%d/%Y') FROM yourtable WHERE ... ";


http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.0/en/date-and-time-functions.html
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by:Sailo100
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$mysql_date = date("Y-m-d", strtotime($uk_date));
$sql = "UPDATE yourtable SET yourdatefield = '$mysql_date' WHERE ... ";

$sql = SELECT yourdatefield FROM yourtable WHERE ... ";
$uk_date = date("y/m/d", strtotime($mysql_date));
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