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MySQL Select * from TABLE Between DATE RANGE?

Posted on 2009-02-08
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Hey Guys,

I would like to know how to structure and SQL query to query between months ranges

Something along the lines of:
SELECT * FROM table WHERE datetime BETWEEN xx/xx/xx AND xx/xx/xx

We have a table with the following date field entry named datetime:

20090208175726478

Which I am assuming is an entry for 2009 02 08 TIME SECONDS or something along those lines

I have read the MySQL Reference on "date" but couldn't make much sense of it - SQL isn't my strong point.

Thanks in advance.
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Question by:illuzian
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by:Umesh
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Try this..
SELECT * FROM table WHERE STR_TO_DATE(`datetime`,'%Y%m%d%f') between '2009-02-01' AND '2009-02-28';
 
You can change the daterange 2009-02-01 and 2009-02-28... 

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by:illuzian
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Okay cheers for the reply but we are using mysql 3.23 so it looks like this is not an options

I have put together this query but it only works if I specify

= 'xxxx-xx-xx'

and not the between as shown bellow any ideas?
select * from saled where date_add(concat(SUBSTRING(`DATETIME` FROM 1 FOR 4),'-',SUBSTRING(`DATETIME` FROM 5 FOR 2),'-',SUBSTRING(`DATETIME` FROM 7 FOR 2)), interval 0 day) between '2008-03-01' and '2008-06-01';

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This way you can do this..
select * 
  from saled 
where unix_timestamp('20080408175726478') 
BETWEEN UNIX_TIMESTAMP('2008-03-01') and UNIX_TIMESTAMP('2008-06-01');

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by:illuzian
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Excellent answer for the query, I should of specified the version in the initial post as STR_TO_DATE was not available.
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