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How can i transform '12 June 2013' as a DATE TIME

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Hiya All

I have a csv file that i will be importing into a MYSQL table once a day and one of the fields is a date filed but I recive it from my source in a "12 June 2013" format.

So what are my options, for importing this CSV via PHPmyAdmin and convert this to a proper useable DATETIME format?
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Import your data into a table, making your date field a VARCHAR(30).  Let's say you named it "import_date".

After importing:

ALTER TABLE your_table ADD fixed_date DATETIME;

UPDATE your_table
SET fixed_date = STR_TO_DATE(import_date, "%d %M %Y")
;

ALTER TABLE your_table DROP import_date;

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Obviously, the STR_TO_DATE() is the fun part of all this.
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Hiya nemws1

That worked great!

I am guessing that i should probably import this as a tmp table and then move this data into to the other data table once the transformation has been completed.

FYI i already added this to the end :)
ALTER TABLE orders_tbl change fixed_date sale_date datetime;

Ww
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tmp table is a great idea!
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