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How do I display the mysql stored date in my page in any format I choose? by spencertaylor
Posted: 22 Jun 04


The date values to pass from PHP code to the date field in your table should be:

date('Y-m-d-H-i-s')

This is the format that mysql holds the date in.  So pass this value to a variable and include it in your INSERT or UPDATE queries:

$today = date('Y-m-d-H-i-s');

Then the query is of the form:

UPDATE mytable SET mydatefield=$today

A nice way to display the entered date in your php pages is as follows, assuming you have the date field included in your SELECT query:

CODE

$date = $queryfieldarray['mydatefield']; //get the date from the field in my table
$dateArray = explode("-",$date); //explode this value using -
$year = $dateArray[0]; // the first exploded value
$month = $dateArray[1]; // the second exploded value
$daytime = $dateArray[2]; // the third which includes the day as a number and time as hours,minutes and seconds are separated by :
$datetimeArray= explode(" ",$daytime); // these are separated by a space so explode that to separate the day from the time
$day=$datetimeArray[0];
$time=$datetimeArray[1];
echo $day.'/'.$month.'/'.$year.' at '.$time;  //display the UK date style

Hope this helps everyone.

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