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Re: Useful Snippet
Posted by: Jonathan Stephens
Date: June 15, 2005 10:20AM

This provides more information, as you can see if you do a var_dump() on the result:

function from_mysql_timestamp($timestamp)
list($year, $month, $day, $hour, $minute, $second) = preg_split("/\D/", $timestamp);
return getdate( mktime($hour, $minute, $second, $month, $day, $year) );

Or you could use MySQL's date and time functions:


SELECT YEAR( NOW() ) - YEAR(ts_column) FROM table;

(BTW, in your function, there's no need to make the return value a global variable.)

Jon Stephens
MySQL Documentation Team @ Oracle
Orlando, Florida, USA

MySQL Dev Zone
MySQL Server Documentation

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June 14, 2005 09:14AM
Re: Useful Snippet
June 15, 2005 10:20AM
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