SQL DATE_FORMAT()

SQL DATE_FORMAT() is used to display date/time data in different formats.

Example

mysql> SELECT DATE_FORMAT(NOW(),’%Y-%m-%D’);
+——————————-+
| DATE_FORMAT(NOW(),’%Y-%m-%D’) |
+——————————-+
| 2007-05-30th                  |
+——————————-+
1 row in set (0.00 sec)

Different formats

%a Abbreviated weekday name
%b Abbreviated month name
%c Month, numeric
%D Day of month with English suffix
%d Day of month, numeric (00-31)
%e Day of month, numeric (0-31)
%f Microseconds
%H Hour (00-23)
%h Hour (01-12)
%I Hour (01-12)
%i Minutes, numeric (00-59)
%j Day of year (001-366)
%k Hour (0-23)
%l Hour (1-12)
%M Month name
%m Month, numeric (00-12)
%p AM or PM
%r Time, 12-hour (hh:mm:ss AM or PM)
%S Seconds (00-59)
%s Seconds (00-59)
%T Time, 24-hour (hh:mm:ss)
%U Week (00-53) where Sunday is the first day of week
%u Week (00-53) where Monday is the first day of week
%V Week (01-53) where Sunday is the first day of week, used with %X
%v Week (01-53) where Monday is the first day of week, used with %x
%W Weekday name
%w Day of the week (0=Sunday, 6=Saturday)
%X Year of the week where Sunday is the first day of week, four digits, used with %V
%x Year of the week where Monday is the first day of week, four digits, used with %v
%Y Year, four digits
%y Year, two digits

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