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Put today's date into a MySQL "date" formated field

My MySQL table has a field that is set as type "date." I need to get
today's date, and insert it into that field. The default for that MySQL
field is 2006-00-00.

I know about the date() function. I have tried date("Y-m-d") and
date("U"), neither worked. The date field was just filed with all

Can anybody point me in the right direction?


Aug 3 '06
11 21086
walterbyrd wrote:
IchBin wrote:
now() is a SQL function.

Tried this:

$day = now();

got this:

Fatal error: Call to undefined function: now()

I dunno. It doesn't seem to work for me. I'll try the quotes next.
That's because now() is *not* a PHP function, it's a SQL function. I
think this fact has been posted five times now, including in the post
you just replied to.

So you use it like this:

INSERT INTO some_tablename (datefield_name ) VALUES (now())

Chris Hope | www.electrictoolbox.com | www.linuxcdmall.com
Aug 4 '06 #11

IchBin wrote:
`date_modified` timestamp NOT NULL default '0000-00-00 00:00:00' on
Note: this requires mysql 4.1

Additional note (not at you IchBin):
NOW() is a SQL function.

SQL function. _~*Not*~_a PHP function.

Aug 4 '06 #12

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