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I have a table with a column defined as follows:
`Listing_Date` datetime DEFAULT NULL,

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Running the following queries return results normally:
select count(*) from caselaw.cases;
select count(*) from caselaw.cases where Listing_Date = '0000-00-00 00:00:00';

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However,
update caselaw.cases set Listing_Date = null where Listing_Date = '0000-00-00 00:00:00';

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returns the following error:
Error Code: 1292. Incorrect datetime value: '0000-00-00 00:00:00' for column 'Listing_Date' at row 1
How can I get rid of the '0000-00-00 00:00:00' values?
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Question by:William Nettmann
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by:Manuel Marienne-Duchêne
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In myssql doc the limit date is

'1000-01-01 00:00:00' to '9999-12-31 23:59:59'.

http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.7/en/datetime.html
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by:William Nettmann
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Thanks, Manumd - that is obviously why I have a problem.

Now, I need to find a way to fix it.
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William Nettmann earned 0 total points
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Found a workaround:

Add
[mysqld]
sql_mode = 

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tp the MySQL configuration file, which disables "strict mode", and the update can be done.
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by:William Nettmann
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I found my own answer.
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