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MySQL Argument in Query - Before or Equal to current date

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Ryan BayneFlag for United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland asked on
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I've never done this before. I'm trying to use an SQL query that has an argument. The aim is to retrieve all records from a table that holds a set of scheduled account deletions, where the scheduled date is equal to or before the current date.

Then delete those records. However so far nothing seems to happen. No records are deleted and no errors.

So how should I really be doing this?

Thanks all
elseif($service == "process")//Display form for creating new parent catagory
		//get todays date
		$today = date("m.d.y"); 
		//Get data for accounts to be deleted
		$sql1 = mysql_query("SELECT * FROM deleteaccount WHERE delDATE <= '$today'");
		if (!$sql1)
			die('Query execution problem getting accounts awaiting deletion: ' . mysql_error());
			//put the found member ids for deletion into variable then delete their account
			while ($row = mysql_fetch_array($sql1, MYSQL_ASSOC))
				$owner = $row['delOWNER'];
				//delete the user entry with the id matching $owner
				$sql2 = mysql_query("DELETE FROM memb_userlist WHERE user_id = '$owner'");
				if (!$sql2) 
					die('Query execution problem while deleting a members account: ' . mysql_error());
					//remove the deletion entry from deleteaccount table
					$sql3 = mysql_query("DELETE FROM deleteaccount WHERE delOWNER = '$owner'");
			echo "<h3>All scheduled account have been deleted as requested</h3>";
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