MySQL date_format

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I always seem to be digging around to find MySQL’s date formatting syntax, so here is a couple of common conversions…

select date_format(date, '%d %M %Y') as new_date from tablename

where date is the name of your date field, and new_date is the variable name which you can use to reference the value.

date_format String Example
‘%e/%c/%Y’ 25/4/2009
‘%c/%e/%Y’ 4/25/2009
‘%d/%m/%Y’ 25/04/2009
‘%m/%d/%Y’ 04/25/2009
‘%a %D %b %Y’ Fri 25th Apr 2009

A more complete list of specifiers is available here.

3 thoughts on “MySQL date_format”

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