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Re: Selecting a date column
Posted by: Andrey Hristov
Date: September 28, 2009 01:04AM

date comparison is pretty easy, if you fetch the data with getString().
Here is an exmaple of the format MySQL uses:
mysql> select now();
| now() |
| 2009-09-28 09:58:24 |
1 row in set (0.00 sec)

You can directly string compare the strings, because it is guaranteed that the normal string comparison will be also the natural time order. Also, you can see that every position uses 2 bytes, except the year, so you can parse it pretty easy with offsets, if you wish that.
By using DATE_FORMAT you can your own format, for example similar output will be
20090928, and then you just need to use getInt().

mysql> select date_format(now(),"%Y%m%d");
| date_format(now(),"%Y%m%d") |
| 20090928 |
1 row in set (0.00 sec)


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