How to parse date in MySQL?

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Parse date in MySQL with the help of STR_TO_DATE() function. The syntax is as follows −

select str_to_date(yourColumName,’format’) as anyVariableName from yourTableName;

The format in the above syntax is '%d-%b-%y'.

Now to understand the above function, let us create a table. The following is the query to create a table −

mysql> create table ParseDateDemo
   −> (
   −> yourDate varchar(200)
   −> );
Query OK, 0 rows affected (0.55 sec)

Insert some records in the table with the help of select statement. The query is as follows −

mysql> insert into ParseDateDemo values('10-Nov-18');
Query OK, 1 row affected (0.11 sec)

mysql> insert into ParseDateDemo values('15-Nov-18');
Query OK, 1 row affected (0.17 sec)

mysql> insert into ParseDateDemo values('10-Dec-18');
Query OK, 1 row affected (0.14 sec)

mysql> insert into ParseDateDemo values('10-Aug-17');
Query OK, 1 row affected (0.14 sec)

Display records from the table with the help of select statement. The query is as follows −

mysql> select *from ParseDateDemo;

The following is the output −

+-----------+
| yourDate  |
+-----------+
| 10-Nov-18 |
| 15-Nov-18 |
| 10-Dec-18 |
| 10-Aug-17 |
+-----------+
4 rows in set (0.00 sec)

The following is the query to parse date in MySQL −

mysql> select str_to_date(yourDate,'%d-%b-%y') as DateNumber from ParseDateDemo;

Here is the output −

+------------+
| DateNumber |
+------------+
| 2018-11-10 |
| 2018-11-15 |
| 2018-12-10 |
| 2017-08-10 |
+------------+
4 rows in set (0.02 sec)
raja
Published on 11-Jan-2019 09:59:53
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