By 05/02/2014 1 Comments

How to Process MySQL Timestamp in PHP

What is MySQL Timestamp?

  • It is a temporal data type
  • It holds the combination of date and time
  • It’s column format is YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM:SS
  • PHP uses UNIX timestamps for Date functionality
  • If you want to get timestamp value from database then you have to use “SELECT  UNIX_TIMESTAMP(your_db_field_name)

Code for process MySQL Timestamp in PHP.


$query = "select UNIX_TIMESTAMP(field_name) as mdate from table_name where 1=1"; // a sql query to db table for get the time_stamp

$records = mysql_query($query) or die(mysql_error()); // this function process sql query and assign to $records variable 

while($row = mysql_fetch_array($records)) // loop through and get the result of sql from database in the form of an array


echo $row;  // display result on webpage



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