View Full Version : Formatting Dates
08-08-2008, 03:30 AM
I'm trying to format my date in a database table. Is there a way to do it in the mysqladmin or how do you have to do? It appears right now like 2008-08-08 but I want it to appear like July 8, 2008
I have it in my php code as:
08-08-2008, 03:46 AM
Where you fetch datewon from the query, just modify it to
SELECT field1, field2, etc, DATE_FORMAT('datewon', '%M %e, %Y') WHERE whatever='who';
08-08-2008, 03:52 AM
After I put this in and tried to run it. It said that there was an unexpected T_String
$query = 'SELECT *, DATE_FORMAT('datewon', '%M %e, %Y') FROM titles';
08-08-2008, 03:53 AM
Change the 1st and last single quotes to double ones, eg " instead of '
$query = "SELECT *, DATE_FORMAT('datewon', '%M %e, %Y') FROM titles";
The single quotes in the date_format() were breaking the line
08-08-2008, 03:56 AM
I got it to show atleast but it isn't formatting it correctly still.
08-08-2008, 03:59 AM
Ok, try this maybe
$query = "SELECT *, DATE_FORMAT('datewon', '%M %e, %Y') AS dateofwin FROM titles";
Then call $row['datewon'] as $row['dateofwin'] instead
I'm doing this completely off memory as haven't done this for about 5 years
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