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Date storage issue

Thread began 4/29/2011 6:36 pm by web_assist_mail157665 | Last modified 5/02/2011 4:19 pm by web_assist_mail157665 | 1038 views | 4 replies

Jason ByrnesWebAssist

In MySQL, a string and date are treated the same. a date is passed the same as a text string in my sql:
'text string'
or
'2011-5-2'


you can get around these date formating issues by using a varchar columns for your dates, a MySQL date column will need to use the yyyy-mm-dd hh:mm:ss format

in a varchar column you can store the more familiar 5/2/2011 format. If you are going to use a data column type, then you will need to reformat the date to the expected format.

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