Format date in MySQL SELECT * query uisng FORMATDATE() method?

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Use the DATE_FORMAT(), not FORMATDATE() in MySQL to format date. The correct syntax is as follows −

SE LECT *, DATE_FORMAT(yourDateCoumnName,’yourFormat’) as anyAliasName FROM yourTableName

To understand the above syntax, let us create a table. The query to create a table is as follows −

mysql> create table DateFormatDemo
   -> (
   -> Id int NOT NULL AUTO_INCREMENT PRIMARY KEY,
   -> UserName varchar(10),
   -> UserLoginDate date
   -> );
Query OK, 0 rows affected (0.94 sec)

Insert some records in the table using insert command. The query is as follows −

mysql> insert into DateFormatDemo(UserName,UserLoginDate) values('Mike',curdate());
Query OK, 1 row affected (0.21 sec)
mysql> insert into DateFormatDemo(UserName,UserLoginDate) values('Sam','2018-05-09');
Query OK, 1 row affected (0.17 sec)
mysql> insert into DateFormatDemo(UserName,UserLoginDate) values('Carol','2016-01-15');
Query OK, 1 row affected (0.17 sec)
mysql> insert into DateFormatDemo(UserName,UserLoginDate) values('Bob','2015-12-31');
Query OK, 1 row affected (0.17 sec)
mysql> insert into DateFormatDemo(UserName,UserLoginDate) values('David','2012-08-19');
Query OK, 1 row affected (0.09 sec)

Display all records from the table using select statement. The query is as follows −

mysql> select *from DateFormatDemo;

The following is the output −

+----+----------+---------------+
| Id | UserName | UserLoginDate |
+----+----------+---------------+
|  1 | Mike     | 2019-02-06    |
|  2 | Sam      | 2018-05-09    |
|  3 | Carol    | 2016-01-15    |
|  4 | Bob      | 2015-12-31    |
|  5 | David    | 2012-08-19    |
+----+----------+---------------+
5 rows in set (0.00 sec)

Let us format date using DATE_FORMAT() with SELECT *. The query is as follows −

mysql> select *,DATE_FORMAT(UserLoginDate,'%d-%m-%Y') as NewFormatOfDate from DateFormatDemo;

The following is the output −

+----+----------+---------------+-----------------+
| Id | UserName | UserLoginDate | NewFormatOfDate |
+----+----------+---------------+-----------------+
|  1 | Mike     | 2019-02-06    | 06-02-2019      |
|  2 | Sam      | 2018-05-09    | 09-05-2018      |
|  3 | Carol    | 2016-01-15    | 15-01-2016      |
|  4 | Bob      | 2015-12-31    | 31-12-2015      |
|  5 | David    | 2012-08-19    | 19-08-2012      |
+----+----------+---------------+-----------------+
5 rows in set (0.00 sec)
raja
Published on 27-Feb-2019 07:55:28
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