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How to have MySQL return date in different format?
Posted by: Fran Lee
Date: October 29, 2017 11:39AM

Working on a webiste using mySQL and it has been a long time since I've done this so I've got a lot of catchup to dd.

Experimenting writing queries in Workbench community 6.3.9with MySQL 5.7x on a Windows machine.

myTable
- idTable
- startDate
- endDate
- Project

I want to write a query that will display the date as day/month/year or something similar.

If I write the query as
SELECT startDate, project FROM myTable;
it works

But my attempts to use CONVERT() to have the date returned and displayed in any format fails... does CONVERT() do that in MySQL?

I've made the query run successfully in Workbench as..
SELECT DATE_FORMAT(startDate '%d %m %Y'), project FROM myTable;
the query runs
BUT... nothing is displayed.

What is the proper way to do this? Or should I just use PHP to manage date conversion, formatting, etc?

thanks for any help.


2013-09-13 00:00:00

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