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convert unix timestamp to regular date time

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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 Sharfi earned 500 total points
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Hi elektroshock,
Please try this: SELECT unix_timestamp(now())
thanks
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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
thanks

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
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by:Mohed Sharfi
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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.
thanks
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