How to change a date format in mysql?

by lindsey.homenick , in category: MySQL , 7 months ago

How to change a date format in mysql?

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by mallory_cormier , 7 months ago

@lindsey.homenick 

To change a date format in MySQL, you can use the DATE_FORMAT() function. This function allows you to specify the desired format for outputting the date.


Here's the basic syntax of the DATE_FORMAT() function:

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DATE_FORMAT(date_column, 'format')


Here, date_column refers to the column containing the date you want to format and 'format' represents the format you want to convert the date into. The format can include various placeholders to represent different parts of the date, such as %Y for the year, %m for the month, %d for the day, etc.


Here's an example of how you can change the date format in MySQL:

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SELECT DATE_FORMAT(date_column, '%d-%m-%Y') AS formatted_date
FROM your_table;


In this example, we're converting the date_column into the format day-month-year and renaming the output column to formatted_date. Replace date_column with the actual column name in your table and your_table with the actual table name.


You can choose different format patterns based on your requirements. The MySQL documentation provides a list of available format specifiers that you can use: https://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/8.0/en/date-and-time-functions.html#function_date-format