MySQL DATE_ADD() function

DATE_ADD() function

MySQL DATE_ADD() adds time values (as intervals) to a date value. The ADDDATE() is the synonym of DATE_ADD().


DATE_ADD(date, INTERVAL expr unit)


Name Description
date A date value.
expr A date or datetime expression or a number.
unit An unit, described in the table.

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Example: MySQL DATE_ADD() function

The following statement will return a date after adding 10 days with the specified date 2008-05-15.


SELECT DATE_ADD(‘2008-05-15’, INTERVAL 10 DAY) as required_date;

Sample Output:

mysql> SELECT DATE_ADD('2008-05-15', INTERVAL 10 DAY) as required_date;
| required_date |
| 2008-05-25    | 
1 row in set (0.00 sec)

PHP script:

<!doctype html>
<html lang="en">
<meta charset="utf-8">
<meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0">
<title>example-DATE_ADD-function - php mysql examples | w3resource</title>
<meta name="description" content="example-DATE_ADD-function - php mysql examples | w3resource">
lt;link rel="stylesheet" href="https://maxcdn.bootstrapcdn.com/bootstrap/3.3.5/css/bootstrap.min.css">
<div class="container">
<div class="row">
<div class="col-md-12">
<h2>Calculating a date adding ten days with 2008-05-15 using MySQL:</h2>
<table class='table table-bordered'>
<th>Required Date</th>
$db = "your_dbname";
$dbh = new PDO("mysql:host=$hostname;dbname=$db", $username, $password);
foreach($dbh->query('SELECT DATE_ADD("2008-05-15", INTERVAL 10 DAY) as required_date') as $row) {
echo "<tr>";
echo "<td>" . $row['required_date'] . "</td>";
echo "</tr>";

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JSP script:

<%@page contentType="text/html" pageEncoding="UTF-8"%>
<%@ page import="java.sql.*" %>
<%@ page import="java.io.*" %>
<!DOCTYPE html>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8">
try {
String Host = "jdbc:mysql://localhost:3306/w3resour_bookinfo";
Connection connection = null;
Statement statement = null;
ResultSet rs = null;
connection = DriverManager.getConnection(Host, "root", "datasoft123");
statement = connection.createStatement();
String Data = "SELECT DATE_ADD('2008-05-15', INTERVAL 10 DAY) as required_date";
rs = statement.executeQuery(Data);
<TABLE border="1">
<tr width="10" bgcolor="#9979">
<td>Required Date</td>
while (rs.next()) {
<%   }    %>
} catch (Exception ex) {
out.println("Can’t connect to database.");

All Date and Time Functions:

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