Update date field in MySql

Posted on 2014-01-19
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Last Modified: 2014-01-19
What a huge @#$%^ mistake.

I took on converting a @#$%^ asp site to php.

Is there any @#$%^ way to update a date field?

PHP or MySQL just wants to update to 0000-00-00 00:00:00

What if 0000-00-00 00:00:00 doesn't work for you?  Let's say someone wasn't born on 0000-00-00 00:00:00 or they didn't start employment on 0000-00-00 00:00:00?  Can @#$%^! MySQL or PHP handle any date other than 0000-00-00 00:00:00?

Even more of a huge leap... can the field not contain a time?

Is there a way in which could look at the field and just see 1/19/2014?
Question by:classnet
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Dave Baldwin earned 2000 total points
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MySQL Date format is YYYY-MM-DD and Time is HH:MM:SS.  Those formats are easy to rearrange for display in PHP but MySQL doesn't want to see any other formats.  Yes, I know the page says it will accept other formats but good luck with that.

MySQL has DATE, TIME, and DATETIME data types.


PHP date function with formatting.

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by:Marco Gasi
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Do you really think php can't accept datetimes different from 0000-00-00 00:00:00? It's evident there is omething wrong with your code. Post it here and maybe we can help.

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Thanks dude... time to stop for a while.
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by:Dave Baldwin
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You're welcome.  You are working on a somewhat difficult task.  There is a difference of viewpoints between Classic ASP and PHP.  It would be worse if it were ASP.NET...

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