Datetime Field in MySQL 5.0 with Coldfusion

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I pull a date / time from the web and populate it to a MySQL table but I am getting the wrong time. I am sure this is something easy but I cannot figure it out.

For Example
Thu, 28 Jan 2010 08:23:00 PST
Will come in at 8PM I assume because of the P in PST. The reason I amuse this because this time populates correctly. Thu, 28 Jan 2010 17:25:43 GMT

Coldfusion timeformat does the same thing.

I am not using timeformat function when I populate the database.

I thought of using the mid() or right() function to strip out the PST but I was hoping for a better idea than that.

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HainKurtSr. System Analyst

whats the code for "I pull a date / time from the web and populate it to a MySQL" and also for "I am getting the wrong time"


This is a Time Zone code. But if you want to ask a Question you should post your own question.
use cfqueryparam with the cf_sql_type of datetime and it should format your date specifically for your data source

<cfqueryparam cf_sql_type ="datetime" value="#myDate#">

btw...if you are -not- using cfqueryparam you are at extreme risk of sql injection if you have a publicly facing site.

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oops..sorry there is not datetime it's just date

<cfqueryparam cf_sql_type ="date" value="#myDate#"> but it will -handle- datetime values


I use this <cfqueryparam value="#form.storydate#" cfsqltype="CF_SQL_DATE"> I get this

2010-01-28 00:00:00
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I'm a little confused about the issue here...

> <cfqueryparam value="#form.storydate#" cfsqltype="CF_SQL_DATE">

    That will truncate any "time" and just return the date ie 01/28/2010 only. If you need the date and time, use

    If that's not what you're asking could you please post and example showing
    1) The code used (and any the value of any variables)
    2) The actual results versus the desired results


SidFishes pointed in the right direction but agx gave a complete answer. Thanks!!

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> <cfqueryparam cf_sql_type ="datetime" value="#myDate#">
> <cfqueryparam cf_sql_type ="date" value="#myDate#">

For PAQ purposes, I think those are just typos

ie  cf_sql_timestamp (instead of datetime)  and

Note: The values need to be prefaced with "cf_sql_"

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