MySQL query to select closest date from today?


Let’s say the current date is 2019-07-25. We will now see an example and create a table where ShippingDate is added in the table.

Let us first create a table −

mysql> create table DemoTable667(ShippingDate datetime);
Query OK, 0 rows affected (0.46 sec)

Insert some records in the table using insert command −

mysql> insert into DemoTable667 values('2019-01-31');
Query OK, 1 row affected (0.18 sec)
mysql> insert into DemoTable667 values('2019-07-19');
Query OK, 1 row affected (0.69 sec)
mysql> insert into DemoTable667 values('2019-07-23');
Query OK, 1 row affected (0.14 sec)
mysql> insert into DemoTable667 values('2019-08-24');
Query OK, 1 row affected (0.15 sec)

Display all records from the table using select statement −

mysql> select *from DemoTable667;

This will produce the following output −

+---------------------+
| ShippingDate        |
+---------------------+
| 2019-01-31 00:00:00 |
| 2019-07-19 00:00:00 |
| 2019-07-23 00:00:00 |
| 2019-08-24 00:00:00 |
+---------------------+
4 rows in set (0.00 sec)

Following is the query to get the closest date from today −

mysql> select ShippingDate
   from DemoTable667
   where date(ShippingDate) = (select min(date(ShippingDate))
      from DemoTable667
      where date(ShippingDate) > date(now())
   );

This will produce the following output −

+---------------------+
| ShippingDate        |
+---------------------+
| 2019-07-23 00:00:00 |
+---------------------+
1 row in set (0.00 sec)
raja
Published on 23-Aug-2019 16:49:44
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