March 10th, 2000, 07:39 AM
Umm...I have no idea on how to store the date/time in MySQL database.
Anyone got a sample code which deal with time/date in PHP/MySQL?
Indeed, I am making a tiny guest book like program. I want to store/retreive time and date in/from MySQL database.
March 10th, 2000, 08:39 AM
You need a special field in your table from the variable type DATETIME.
You can fill this with an extra MYSQL function named NOW() like this:
mysql_query("insert into table values (..., NOW(''),...");
The function NOW() insert the actual date/time, but you can even save every date/time by entering manually.
The data is stored in the format: YYYY-DD-MM HH:MM:SS
Check any MySQL tutorial for info.
Hope that will help you...
March 10th, 2000, 01:04 PM
now() works fine for me.
I just wonder if I can convert the format
of the date/time
i stored my date/time in the format of
I want to show it in this format:
MM-DD-YYYY HH:MM in PHP
anyone know how to do it?
March 10th, 2000, 01:41 PM
select date_format(date_column, '%m %d %Y %l:%i %p) as When from table_name;
// %p gives AM/PM if you need it
Check out MySQL's date and time functions on the online manual for more formatting options (military time, ordinal suffixes, a bunch of stuff)
March 10th, 2000, 09:54 PM
Thanks Kyuzo. (This is 'ccm'. I am using another account in office.)
Indeed, I am a newbie in both PHP and MySQL.
I have already created a table with a column named 'date datetime'.
And I have used NOW() in PHP to store the date/time info in MySQL database.
For now, I retreive the date/time info by '$row->date' in PHP.
I have no idea what to do next.
Do I have to re-create the whole table?
And how do I implement the Date/Time format in my table?
March 11th, 2000, 12:59 AM
You don't have to recreate the table for changing a field type.
u may try this..
'alter table tblname change old_field new_field TIMESTAMP(-);'
for getting a special date format you can use
TIMESTAMP--with in bracket pass value for a specific format.
See the mysql documentation for the correct syntax.
March 13th, 2000, 04:32 AM
To change the date/time format you can even use the regular expression stuff, it's quite mighty!
$date = "2000-03-13";
This function takes the date ($date) and splits it into an array ($regs) by odering after YYYY ($regs), MM($regs), DD($regs) - there was a failure in my first posting ;-)).
You can now easily change the order by changing the order of the array.