I haven't worked with dates yet and wondered if
someone could give me an overview in plain English.
At the moment, I'm working on a table with a column of
dates in this format:
March 2, 2003
July 7, 2004
If I understand the Manual, the correct format for
these dates in a MySQL table would be like this:
Am I right?
When I create a DATE field, do I need to designate a
Length/Value, Attribute, etc.? If so, how long is
07-07-2004 - 8 characters, or ten?
And is it also correct that you can manipulate dates
in this format to display in other formats? For
example, 03-02-2003 could be displayed as March 2,
I THINK this is what the Manual is talking about
Formats the date value according to the format
string. The following specifiers may be used in the
%a Abbreviated weekday name (Sun..Sat)
%b Abbreviated month name (Jan..Dec)
%c Month, numeric (0..12)
%D Day of the month with English suffix (0th,
1st, 2nd, 3rd, ...)
%d Day of the month, numeric (00..31)
%e Day of the month, numeric (0..31)
If so, this must be something you do with PHP, right?
I guess the most important thingn I need to know is
what format to put my dates in. If 07-07-2004 is the
standard format, and if I can print/display that in
various ways, then I can figure the rest out when I
get to it.
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