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Compare 2 dates in mysql

 

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Question:

I need to compare 2 dates in mysql but I only have version 3.23 of mysql installed and cannot upgrade.

Answer:

With mysql 4.1.1 the function datediff(date1,date2) and others were introduced.

If you are using 4.0 or older, you need to use to_days(date1) and subtract in this form:

select TO_DAYS(NOW()) - TO_DAYS(last_modification)
from mytable;

Comments:

2006-09-01, 03:03:22
anonymous from India  
hey its not date_diff, its datediff(date1, date2) in the latest versions of mysql...
2009-03-24, 01:30:17
anonymous from Singapore  
thanks, really needed to find out how to calculate the date diff for older sql version but most guides online is teaching datediff which is only supported in the newer version of mysql.
2009-03-27, 06:44:18
anonymous from India  
very good my son ,carry on....
2009-04-29, 11:55:05
anonymous from Lesotho  
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