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How to display a date stored in a table with the desired way?

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I have a table where I store dates in smalldatetime format like this '2008-07-28 14:47:00' I want in PHP to retrieve these values and display them like '28/07/08' I retrieved the dates from the table and inside the first loop I put

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  1. $qdate=mssql_query("select CONVERT(varchar(20), '$rcrit[5]', 103)");    
where $rcrit[5] the variable holding the date, saddly it didnot work I tried in MSSQL to put
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  1. CONVERT(varchar(20),'2008-07-28 14:47:00' ,104)
but still it does not show the desired format any ideas?
Sep 16 '08 #1
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code green
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"It did not work" is not very helpful. What did you get?
The PHP syntax looks like it will fail to me.
Was there an error?
Sep 16 '08 #2

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Since you're looping through the result set, can't PHP handle it rather than SQL Server?

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Sep 16 '08 #3

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Try this:

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  1. select CONVERT(varchar(20),convert(datetime, '2008-07-28 14:47:00') ,103)
Good Luck.
Sep 16 '08 #4

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