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convert unix timestamp to regular date time

elektroshock asked
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Last Modified: 2012-06-21
Hi all,

What would be the best way to convert a unix timestamp column in a mysql db to a regular date and time?

im new to sql so any help, links would be great
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Mohed SharfiVice CEO

Hi elektroshock,
how are you,that example to convert a normal datetime to unix timestamp
this sample code to convert a unix timestamp  to a regular date and time

mysql> SELECT FROM_UNIXTIME(1111885200);
-- Result: 2005-03-27 03:00:00       

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thats great thank you :)

any idea on how to transform an entire column that has been moved to a new db?

the column contains all unix timestamp data but the column is now varchar

thanks again
Mohed SharfiVice CEO

Hi elektroshock,
are you fine?
regarding to transform col. into new DB My idea is keep your col. type in timestamp or datetime to get validation layer from DB.
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