…The date format function is used for formatting…date and time values as strings for display.…We're not going to select a database for this lesson.…For example, if I say SELECT DATE FORMAT, and…I'll use the NOW function for current time stamp.…And I'll put a FORMAT string in single quotes.…And when I press Go, we get a…formatted date that says Thursday, 27th of March, 2014.…
The…date format function takes two arguments.…The first argument is a date.…In this case, we're passing it the current.…Time stamp with the NOW function.…And the second argument is a string with formatting instructions.…It's called a format string.…And each of these format specifiers has a percent sign and a…letter indicating what format option it represents.…Here's a list of the various format specifiers available.…
I suggest you experiment a lot to become familiar with it.…As another example, here's a format that would give us a standard SQL date.…This is.…Fairly common and useful.…Percent capital Y, percent m, and percent d, with…dashes in between them for the year, month and day.…
- Writing queries
- Creating and updating databases and tables
- Using MySQL built-in functions
- Sorting and filtering data
- Updating tables with triggers
- Working with subselects and views
- Creating and using a stored function
Skill Level Beginner
1. Installing and Configuring the Test Environment
2. Basic Syntax
3. Creating a Database
4. MySQL Data Types
5. MySQL Functions
8. Subselects and Views
9. Stored Routines
10. PHP's PDO Interface with MySQL
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