How to select a specific record from MySQL if date is in VARCHAR format?


For this, use STR_TO_DATE(). Let us first create a table −

mysql> create table DemoTable
(
   DueDate varchar(60)
) ;
Query OK, 0 rows affected (0.71 sec)

Insert some records in the table using insert command −

mysql> insert into DemoTable values('12-AUG-2016');
Query OK, 1 row affected (0.11 sec)
mysql> insert into DemoTable values('14-AUG-2018');
Query OK, 1 row affected (0.11 sec)
mysql> insert into DemoTable values('24-AUG-2012');
Query OK, 1 row affected (0.10 sec)
mysql> insert into DemoTable values('14-AUG-2012');
Query OK, 1 row affected (0.19 sec)

Display all records from the table using select statement −

mysql> select *from DemoTable;

This will produce the following output −

+-------------+
| DueDate     |
+-------------+
| 12-AUG-2016 |
| 14-AUG-2018 |
| 24-AUG-2012 |
| 14-AUG-2012 |
+-------------+
4 rows in set (0.00 sec)

Following is the query to select record from MySQL if date is in VARCHAR format. The STR_TO_DATE() method is used to convert string to date −

mysql> select *from DemoTable where str_to_date(DueDate,'%d-%M-%Y')=str_to_date('14-AUG-2012','%d-%M-%Y');

This will produce the following output −

+-------------+
| DueDate     |
+-------------+
| 14-AUG-2012 |
+-------------+
1 row in set (0.00 sec)
raja
Published on 09-Oct-2019 15:35:00
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