MySQL DATE function to return the difference between current date and joining date

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At first, find the current date and get the difference between joining date and current date using the DATEDIFF().

The current date is as follows −

mysql> select curdate();
+------------+
|  curdate() |
+------------+
| 2019-10-26 |
+------------+
1 row in set (0.00 sec)

Let us first create a table −

mysql> create table DemoTable
   -> (
   -> JoiningDate varchar(40)
   -> );
Query OK, 0 rows affected (0.61 sec)

Insert some records in the table using insert command −

mysql> insert into DemoTable values('10/10/1998');
Query OK, 1 row affected (0.15 sec)
mysql> insert into DemoTable values('31/12/2010');
Query OK, 1 row affected (0.09 sec)
mysql> insert into DemoTable values('01/01/2017');
Query OK, 1 row affected (0.10 sec)
mysql> insert into DemoTable values('25/10/2019');
Query OK, 1 row affected (0.14 sec)

Display all records from the table using select statement −

mysql> select *from DemoTable;

This will produce the following output−

+-------------+
| JoiningDate |
+-------------+
|  10/10/1998 |
|  31/12/2010 |
|  01/01/2017 |
|  25/10/2019 |
+-------------+
4 rows in set (0.00 sec)

Here is the query to return the difference between current and joining date −

mysql> select datediff(curdate(),str_to_date(JoiningDate,'%d/%m/%Y')) from DemoTable;

This will produce the following output −

+---------------------------------------------------------+
| datediff(curdate(),str_to_date(JoiningDate,'%d/%m/%Y')) |
+---------------------------------------------------------+
|                                                    7686 |
|                                                    3221 |
|                                                    1028 |
|                                                       1 |
+---------------------------------------------------------+
4 rows in set (0.00 sec)
raja
Published on 12-Dec-2019 10:24:26
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