How can I store ‘0000-00-00’ as a date in MySQL?

For storing the date like ‘0000-00-00’ in a column of MySQL table, we must have to set the SQL mode to ‘allow_invalid_date’. Following example will demonstrate it −

mysql> SET sql_mode = 'allow_invalid_dates';
Query OK, 0 rows affected, 1 warning (0.03 sec)

mysql> Create table test_date(date_order date);
Query OK, 0 rows affected (0.45 sec)

mysql> Insert into test_date(date_order) values('0000-00-00');
Query OK, 1 row affected (0.04 sec)

mysql> Select * from test_date;
| date_order |
| 0000-00-00 |
1 row in set (0.00 sec)

Updated on: 28-Jan-2020

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