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I am trying to properly list some dates. Dates are just entered as normal charters into the database in the following format: 9/14/2010, 10/14/2010 and 2/5/2011. This code works: $query_Recordset4 = "SELECT * FROM ScheduledClasses WHERE ClassTypeName='Gun Safety' ORDER BY ClassDate ASC"; but the order displayed goes 2/5/2011, then 9/14/2010, then 10/14/2010. I need it to go in the correct order of 9/14/2010, then 10/14/2010, then 2/5/2011.

I'm new at this so any help would be appreciated.


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Does this help?


$query_Recordset4 = "SELECT * FROM ScheduledClasses WHERE ClassTypeName='Gun Safety' ORDER BY str_to_date(ClassDate, "%m/%d/%Y") ASC";

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The only DATE format supported by MySQL is YYYY-MM-DD (YY-MM-DD if YY is in 1970-2069 range).  So you have to convert or enter 9/14/2010 in 2010-09-14 format.
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by:honestman31
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slyong  used PHP function to get the the time Stamp , I like this answer .
I like to use time stamp when dealing with time/date in MYSQL/ PHP , it's good habit to store your date/time in Mysql in time stamp format
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