Converting Character Strings to Dates in MySQL


How To Convert Character Strings to Dates in MySQL?



If you have a character string that represents a date, and you want to convert it into a date value, you can use the STR_TO_DATE(string, format) function. STR_TO_DATE() shares the same formatting codes with DATE_FORMAT() function. The tutorial exercise below shows you some good examples:

SELECT STR_TO_DATE('Friday, January 31, 1997', 
   '%W, %M %e, %Y') FROM DUAL;

SELECT STR_TO_DATE('Friday, January 31, 1997, 09:26:50 AM',
   '%W, %M %e, %Y, %h:%i:%s %p') FROM DUAL;
   1997-01-31 09:26:50

SELECT STR_TO_DATE('31-Jan-1997 09:26:50.000123', 
   '%d-%b-%Y %H:%i:%s.%f') FROM DUAL;
   1997-01-31 09:26:50.000123


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