Avatar of DrDamnit
Flag for United States of America asked on

Convert 9/4/2011 8:44:31 (string) into MySQL date

while I could write a script to do this in PHP, I am hoping there is a simple MySQL way to change date / times strings like this:

9/4/2011 8:44:31

that got imported as VARCHAR(35) into date time so that when I sort by that column in ascending order, it actually sorts properly.

I tried altering the table to change that column to a datatime type, but that ckilled the data. (I didn't think it would work, but hey... it's worth a try). Then I restored from a backup, and tried this:

SELECT *,DATE('Recieved') AS RealDate FROM `emails`

But that didn't work either....

Avatar of undefined
Last Comment

8/22/2022 - Mon

Log in or sign up to see answer
Become an EE member today7-DAY FREE TRIAL
Members can start a 7-Day Free trial then enjoy unlimited access to the platform
Sign up - Free for 7 days
Learn why we charge membership fees
We get it - no one likes a content blocker. Take one extra minute and find out why we block content.
Not exactly the question you had in mind?
Sign up for an EE membership and get your own personalized solution. With an EE membership, you can ask unlimited troubleshooting, research, or opinion questions.
ask a question
I started with Experts Exchange in 2004 and it's been a mainstay of my professional computing life since. It helped me launch a career as a programmer / Oracle data analyst
William Peck