MYSQL: How to query yyyy-mm-dd hh:mm:ss MINUS 4 hours ago?

Posted on 2008-06-26
Last Modified: 2013-12-12


I have a field in my mysql table in this format: yyyy-mm-dd hh:mm:ss

How do I retrieve rows that are "current time MINUS 4 hours"? That is, I want to retrieve anything with a timestamp that is less than 4 hours ago.

How do I write this mysql query?

Question by:gingera
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try something like:

SELECT <your_date_time_field> FROM <your_table> WHERE <your_date_time_field> >= DATE_SUB(NOW(), INTERVAL 4 HOUR);

I don't have any data to test that on, but I think that should get you pointed in the right direction.


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