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I'm bug fixing a website. It is too challenging, the coder played with server date and time to freeze the website for a particular duration everyday. I saw a table with timestamp field and the value is 1300202670. This field is compared with the server time in the code.

What is this value denote? Whether it is a date or time or something else?

Would like to know your thoughts on this.
Thanks.
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Question by:CWS (haripriya)
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by:Rikin Shah
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can you share some more example values?
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by:CWS (haripriya)
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unfortunately only one value is there in the table.
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by:Rikin Shah
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Can you share your code if possible to see what is exactly the logic.
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wolfgang_93 earned 2000 total points
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I'm assuming you are referring to a table with a field called
"timestamp" which appears to have an integer value.

It appears that the developer collected Unix system date/time
values and saved them as integers in the table.

You can view the date/time for this field as follows:

select from_unixtime(timestamp) from table   <-- where "table" is the name of your table.
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by:CWS (haripriya)
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@wolfgang_93,

Your command does show the original date and time.
Thanks.
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