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MySQL Tutorial - Converting Character Strings to Dates
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How To Convert Character Strings to Dates?
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;
SELECT STR_TO_DATE('31-Jan-1997 09:26:50.000123',
'%d-%b-%Y %H:%i:%s.%f') FROM DUAL;
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- What Are Date and Time Data Types?
- How To Write Date and Time Literals?
- How To Enter Microseconds in SQL Statements?
- How To Convert Dates to Character Strings?
- How To Convert Character Strings to Dates?
- What Are Date and Time Intervals?
- How To Increment Dates by 1?
- How To Decrement Dates by 1?
- How To Calculate the Difference between Two Dates?
- How To Calculate the Difference between Two Time Values?
- How To Present a Past Time in Hours, Minutes and Seconds?
- How To Extract a Unit Value from a Date and Time?
- What Are Date and Time Functions?
- What Is TIMESTAMP Data Type?
- How Many Ways to Get the Current Time?