How to use together the date and time format characters in MySQL DATE_FORMAT() function?

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We can use both the format characters together in DATE_FORMAT() function. The following example will clarify this −

mysql> SELECT DATE_FORMAT(NOW(), 'The time is %a %h:%i:%s:%f %p');

+-----------------------------------------------------+
| DATE_FORMAT(NOW(), 'The time is %a %h:%i:%s:%f %p') |
+-----------------------------------------------------+
| The time is Sun 06:35:06:000000 AM                  |
+-----------------------------------------------------+
1 row in set (0.00 sec)

Above query is using date format character ‘%a’ along with other time format characters.

Following is another example in which both format characters are used together −

mysql> SELECT DATE_FORMAT(NOW(), 'The date & time is %a %D %M %Y %h:%i:%s:%f %p');

+---------------------------------------------------------------------+
| DATE_FORMAT(NOW(), 'The date & time is %a %D %M %Y %h:%i:%s:%f %p') |
+---------------------------------------------------------------------+
| The date & time is Sun 29th October 2017 06:37:17:000000 AM         |
+---------------------------------------------------------------------+
1 row in set (0.00 sec)
raja
Published on 19-Feb-2018 14:20:01
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