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MySQL Query For Day of Week

Posted on 2009-04-13
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Given a MySQL Table fields for date[DATE] and text[VARCHAR(255)], how can I formulate a MySQL query to get all the text of a day on the current week.

For example, Monday is the start of the week. I want to get all the data for monday. I then want to get the data for Tuesday (which would return nothing, because there hasn't been any data entered for tomorrow yet). And so on for the rest of the current week.

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by:joshbenner
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If you're building the query in PHP, then you just query for the data you need:

SELECT text FROM table WHERE date = '2009-04-13'

In PHP, your code might resemble:
<?php
$sql = 'SELECT text FROM table WHERE date = \''.date('Y-m-d').'\'';
$result = mysql_query($sql);
?>

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by:racek
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SELECT WEEKDAY(date) , xxxx
from yourTable
WHERE WEEK(date) = WEEK/NOW())
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by:racek
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oops
 
SELECT WEEKDAY(date) , xxxx
from yourTable
WHERE WEEK(date) = WEEK(NOW())

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by:DVation191
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The problem with selecting it by date explicitly is that I'll be dynamically displaying content using PHP and the "day of the week" will change week to week.


@racek, correct me if I'm wrong, but won't that just select all of today's data? I need all the data for the current week.
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<?php
$now = time();
$currentDOW = date('w', $now);
$wantedDOW = 3; // 0 = sunday, 6 = saturday
$diff = $wantedDOW - $currentDOW;
$date = date('Y-m-d', strtotime("$diff day", $now));
$sql = "SELECT text FROM table WHERE date = '$date'";

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by:racek
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WEEK(NOW()) ... this week
WEEK(date) ... week of date in tatabase ... date is column name

query returns all records from this week :-)

SELECT WEEKDAY(date) , xxxx
from yourTable
WHERE WEEK(date) = WEEK(NOW())
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by:DVation191
ID: 24131452
Although you both answered the question, I ended up using joshbenner's snippet to achieve my goal. Thank you both.
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