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From:João Cândido de Souza Neto Date:April 9 2010 3:56pm
Subject:Re: DATE_FORMAT parameter question
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Basicay, your date_format works like:

select DATE_FORMAT('YY-MM-DD','%y-%b-%d') from DUAL;

"Martin Gainty" <mgainty@stripped> escreveu na mensagem 
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Good Afternoon All


following the documentation available at

http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.1/en/date-and-time-functions.html

i wish to select a date using DD-MON-YY format but my format of '%y-%b-%d' 
appears to be incorrect



mysql> select DATE_FORMAT('11-10-09','%y-%b-%d') from DUAL;
+------------------------------------+
| DATE_FORMAT('11-10-09','%y-%b-%d') |
+------------------------------------+
| 11-Oct-09                          |
+------------------------------------+
1 row in set (0.00 sec)



mysql> show variables like "%VERSION%";
+-------------------------+------------------------------+
| Variable_name           | Value                        |
+-------------------------+------------------------------+
| protocol_version        | 10                           |
| version                 | 5.1.25-rc-community-log      |
| version_comment         | MySQL Community Server (GPL) |
| version_compile_machine | ia32                         |
| version_compile_os      | Win32                        |
+-------------------------+------------------------------+
5 rows in set (0.00 sec)


it seems when i follow the documentation which states %d is used for day and 
%y is year i see:
mysql> select DATE_FORMAT('11-10-09','%d-%b-%y') from DUAL;
+------------------------------------+
| DATE_FORMAT('11-10-09','%d-%b-%y') |
+------------------------------------+
| 09-Oct-11                          |



but if i switch %y and %d in date_format I get the correct result e.g.

mysql> select DATE_FORMAT('11-10-09','%y-%b-%d') from DUAL;
+------------------------------------+
| DATE_FORMAT('11-10-09','%y-%b-%d') |
+------------------------------------+
| 11-Oct-09                          |
+------------------------------------+
1 row in set (0.00 sec)


any ideas on what I am doing wrong with format string to produce desired 
DD-MON-YY format?



Many Thanks,
Martin Gainty
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DATE_FORMAT parameter questionMartin Gainty9 Apr
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