In MySQL, how can we display the date in other format specified by the user?

MySQLMySQLi Database

We need to use DATE_FORMAT() function to display the date in other formats. There would be two arguments of this function, first would be the date and second would be the format string.

Example − Suppose in the table ‘date_testing we have three dates in the following format

mysql> Select * from date_testing;

+------------+
| Date       |
+------------+
| 2017-03-15 |
| 2017-03-25 |
| 2017-04-05 |
+------------+
3 rows in set (0.00 sec)

Now DATE_FORMAT() function will change the format of the above dates in the format given by the user as follows −

mysql> Select DATE_FORMAT(Date, '%W %D %M %Y')AS 'FORMATTED DATE' from date_testing;

+---------------------------+
| FORMATTED DATE            |
+---------------------------+
| Wednesday 15th March 2017 |
| Saturday 25th March 2017  |
| Wednesday 5th April 2017  |
+---------------------------+
3 rows in set (0.00 sec)

Here in the above example %W, %D, etc. are date format characters.

raja
Published on 19-Feb-2018 14:05:11
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