MySQL DAYOFWEEK() function

DAYOFWEEK() function

MySQL DAYOFWEEK() returns the week day number (1 for Sunday,2 for Monday …… 7 for Saturday ) for a date specified as argument.



Where date is a date.

Syntax Diagram:

MySQL DAYOFWEEK() Function - Syntax Diagram

MySQL Version: 5.6

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Pictorial Presentation of MySQL DAYOFWEEK() function

Example: MySQL DAYOFWEEK() function

The following statement will return the week day number of the specified date 2008-05-15.


SELECT DAYOFWEEK('2008-05-15');

Sample Output:

mysql> SELECT DAYOFWEEK('2008-05-15');
| DAYOFWEEK('2008-05-15') |
|                       5 | 
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-DAYOFWEEK-function - php mysql examples | w3resource</title>
<meta name="description" content="example-DAYOFWEEK-function - php mysql examples | w3resource">
<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>Extracting day of the week from 2008-05-15:</h2>
<table class='table table-bordered'>
<th>Day of the week from 2008-05-15</th>
$db = "your_dbname";
$dbh = new PDO("mysql:host=$hostname;dbname=$db", $username, $password);
foreach($dbh->query('SELECT DAYOFWEEK("2008-05-15")') as $row) {
echo "<tr>";
echo "<td>" . $row['DAYOFWEEK("2008-05-15")'] . "</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 DAYOFWEEK('2008-05-15')";
rs = statement.executeQuery(Data);
<TABLE border="1">
<tr width="10" bgcolor="#9979">
<td>Day of the week from 2008-05-15</td>
while (rs.next()) {
<%   }    %>
} catch (Exception ex) {
out.println("Can’t connect to database.");

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