I've used the TO_DAYS on a SELECT statement ie:
SELECT * FROM properties WHERE
(TO_DAYS(NOW()) - TO_DAYS(CreationDate) = 1) ORDER BY id DESC
however it didn't seem to take advantage or use the index on that field
(ie. CreationDate) ...
> In the last episode (Mar 16), Bob Cooper said:
>> I am working with MySQL ver 5.1 on a Ubuntu Linux x86_64. I am new to
>> both SQL and MySQL. I have been able to query out most of the data I
>> need from my tables without any issues but his one has stumped me.
>> I am trying to query data associated with specific dates. The dates
>> are not sequential but somewhat sporadic. I would like to query out
>> data/dates that are every 4 days from a starting date.
>> 2006-4-17, 2006-4-21, etc.
>> I have tried ADDDATE('2006-4-14',interval 4 day)<=Date_col
>> but it give me only the next date 2006-4-21.
> You could do it by converting to a daynumber (the number of days since
> year 0) and doing modulo arithmetic:
> WHERE TO_DAYS(date_col)%4 = TO_DAYS('2006-4-17')%4
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