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Formatting Dates in Data Assist

Thread began 12/29/2009 9:20 pm by dave216790 | Last modified 7/23/2010 3:29 pm by Jason Byrnes | 1572 views | 7 replies |


Formatting Dates in Data Assist

I have a MySQL database that I am using to display a schedule. I have entered all the tables set up and I have them populated with the necessary data. What I am trying to figure out is how make my table display the date field (entered into the database as a date (YYYY-MM-DD)) in the following format DAYOFTHEWEEK, MONTH DD, YYYY.

I'm guessing there is a very simple way to do this. Any help would be appreciated.


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Office Guy-172461

See if this helps:

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Any other ideas?

The link is dead...any help would be appreciated...thanks!

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Dani Chankhour

You can try using the php date function as follow:

date('m-d-y',strtotime(value from database));

for more information on the different ways you could display the date, please look at this page:

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m-d-y date format problem

I understand the PHP date() command, the problem is how can I integrate it with the WA code.

I am querying a table using the following:

SELECT id, stamp, call_order, case_number, plantiff, plantiff_attorney, defendant, defendant_attorney, time, duration, location, cancellation FROM trial WHERE stamp >= NOW() And case_number is null ORDER BY stamp ASC, call_order ASC

Stamp is the date field here is WA code that displays it on the page:

<td class="WADAResultsTableCell"><?php echo($row_WADAtrial['stamp']); ?></td>

I tried entering:

date("m-d-y", strtotime($_POST['stamp']));

But that doesn't make any difference...thanks again for any help!

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Dani Chankhour

What you have is correct, but what is the data type of your date column in your database. In order for that code to work, your column data type in the database needs to be set to 'datetime'.

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MySQL issues

I modified the search query to apply proper date formatting as well as sort in ASC order:

SELECT id, date_format(motion.stamp, '%m/%d/%Y' )as date, call_order, case_number, type, plantiff, plantiff_attorney, defendant, defendant_attorney, location, cancellation
FROM motion
WHERE stamp >= NOW() And case_number is null
ORDER BY stamp ASC, call_order ASC

When I test this query in Dreamweaver, it works perfectly. However when I test it live:


The dates do not appear! What might be causing this?

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

my best guess is that the updated file is not being properly uploaded to the server.

to make sure the changes to the sql are being uploaded to the server, make a visual change tothe page. For example change "Motion Calendar - Open Dates. " to "Motion Calendar - Open Dates. 7/23/2010"

if you do not see the date that you added to the page, then upload is not working correctly.

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