Re: Changing a field's data in every record
- Date: Sun, 19 Feb 2017 04:11:18 -0600
- From: Peter Brawley <peter.brawley@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Changing a field's data in every record
On 2/18/2017 15:13, debt wrote:
I’ve been asked to post a question here for a friend.
Is there a formula to change the format of the data in a single field in every record of a table? She has a "timestamp” in a text field formatted as 2017|02|16|04|58|42 and she wants to convert it to a more human readable format like 2017-02-16 @ 04:58:42
How does one "grab" the existing data and then change it?
If it's a timestamp, it's saved as 2017-02-16 04:58:42, not as you
showed it, and there's no need to change it, indeed she couldn't.
Instead, in a query that retrieves the timestamp, use the mysql
date_format() function to format the timestamp as desired.
Can this be done solely in MySQL, or will she have to grab the data and then manipulate it in PHP or something?
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