convert unix timestamp to regular date time

Posted on 2009-07-04
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
Question by:elektroshock
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Mohed Sharfi earned 500 total points
ID: 24778883
Hi elektroshock,
Please try this: SELECT unix_timestamp(now())

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by:Mohed Sharfi
ID: 24778896
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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Author Comment

ID: 24778940
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

Expert Comment

by:Mohed Sharfi
ID: 24779494
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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