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Modifying display of MySQL Timestamp data in PHP

I am pulling a value from a MySQL timestamp column into a php script. When It displays nicely, but there are two problems I need to fix. First, it's an hour behind since my hosting company is in a different time zone. Second, it displays military time instead of 12 hour time. So, how can I mold the displayed data? In other words,  the current display is "2007-04-08 14:25:02" but I want it to read as "2007-04-08 3:25:02 PM". What is the best way to accomplish this? Thank you so much!
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Yuval_ShohatCommented:
the format of the timestamp would be:
select DATE_FORMAT(YourTimeStamo,'%Y-%m-%d %r') from YourTable
the time zone is bit more tricky. check this link from the mysql manual:
http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.0/en/date-and-time-functions.html#function_convert-tz

havent checked it out but it should be something like:
select DATE_FORMAT(CONVERT_TZ(YourTimeStamp,'Host's TimeZone','Your TimeZone'),''%Y-%m-%d %r') from YourTable

-=Yuval=-
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Steve BinkCommented:
Since you're using PHP, you might want to take a look at the functions on that side of the coin:

http://www.php.net/manual/en/ref.datetime.php

Specifically:

http://www.php.net/manual/en/function.date-default-timezone-set.php

PHP will manage the time zone information for you so long as you tell it what to expect at the begining.  Set your default timezone according to your server's time, then use the time zone-related PHP functions to automatically adjust times and timestamp fields.
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Steve BinkCommented:
To change the default format in which date/times are displayed in PHP, check this function:

http://www.php.net/manual/en/function.date.php
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