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MySQL - strip time from datetime column

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In this article, we would like to show you how to strip time from datetime column in MySQL.

Quick solution:

SELECT DATE(`datetime_column`)
FROM `table_name`;

Practical example

To show how to strip time from datetime column, we will use the following table:

MySQL - example data used to strip time from datetime
MySQL - example data used to strip time from datetime

Note:

At the end of this article you can find database preparation SQL queries.

Example

In this example, we will select all the datetimes from 2000-01-04 inclusive and display them without time. We will use DATE() function so we get yyyy-mm-dd format.

Query:

SELECT DATE(`event_datetime`)
FROM `events`;

Output:

MySQL - strip time from datetime column - result
MySQL - strip time from datetime column - result

Database preparation

create_tables.sql file:

CREATE TABLE `events`(
	`id` INT(10) UNSIGNED NOT NULL AUTO_INCREMENT,
	`event_datetime` DATETIME,
	PRIMARY KEY (`id`)
);

insert_data.sql file:

INSERT INTO `events`
	(`event_datetime`) 
VALUES 
	('2000-01-01'),
	('2000-01-02'),
	('2000-01-03'),
	('2000-01-04'),
	('2000-01-05'),
	('2000-01-06');

MySQL - dates

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