MySQL DATE() function
MySQL DATE() takes the DATE part out from a datetime expression. It's particularly useful for situations where you want to work with dates separately from the time component.
This function is useful in -
- By using the DATE() function, you can perform date-based comparisons without considering the time component.
- When grouping and aggregating data by date, the DATE() function helps ensure accurate grouping by extracting the date part from datetime values.
- In reporting scenarios, DATE() can be used to extract dates for more organized and readable reports, without the clutter of time information.
- When integrating data from MySQL with other systems or applications, the DATE() function ensures that only the date part is used, preventing conflicts due to time zone differences.
- By using DATE() in filtering or joining conditions, you can optimize queries that involve datetime values, as the comparison considers dates only.
- For graphical representations such as charts or graphs, using DATE() helps label data points with dates only, enhancing clarity.
Where expr is a datetime.
MySQL Version: 8.0
Example: MySQL DATE() function
The following statement will extract the DATE portion from the specified daetime 2008-05-17 11:31:31.
SELECT DATE('2008-05-17 11:31:31') as required_DATE;
mysql> SELECT DATE('2008-05-17 11:31:31') as required_DATE; +---------------+ | required_DATE | +---------------+ | 2008-05-17 | +---------------+ 1 row in set (0.00 sec)
All Date and Time Functions :
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