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11-30-2006, 12:00 PM #1
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Hi there, I currently store a timestamp in my database to keep track of the last time an entry was updated via the SYSDATE() SQL function.
I was wondering if there was an easy way to display this sysdate in a simple format
so instead of displaying 2006-11-30 04:46:51
it displays "30-Nov-06" or "Today" etc...
11-30-2006, 03:57 PM #2
Check out the date() php function.
Extract the date from your database, set it as a variable and format it with the date() function.
If you want it to say "Today" then just run a conditional that asks if date() is equal to date("d-M-y", $myDate). If so, then print "Today" instead of the date.
12-01-2006, 02:17 AM #3
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or look at your DB's built in commands .. e.g. in MySQL you can
Code:"SELECT DATE_FORMAT('timefield','%d-%M-%Y) as pretty_date FROM ...etc
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