How to convert a string to date in mysql

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I have a string column which acts as a date and I want to select it as a date.

Is it possible?

My sample data format would be; month/day/year -> 20/08/2020
Aug 20, 2020 in PHP by kartik
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Hello @kartik,

you can do

SELECT  STR_TO_DATE(yourdatefield, '%m/%d/%Y')
FROM    yourtable

You can also handle these date strings in WHERE clauses. For example

SELECT whatever
  FROM yourtable
 WHERE STR_TO_DATE(yourdatefield, '%m/%d/%Y') > CURDATE() - INTERVAL 7 DAY

You can handle all kinds of date/time layouts this way.

Hope it helps!!
Thank You!!

answered Aug 20, 2020 by Niroj
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