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Version: Latest-3.2

str2date

Description

Converts a string into a DATE value according to the specified format. If the conversion fails, NULL is returned.

The format must be consistent with that described in date_format.

This function is equivalent to str_to_date but has a different return type.

Syntax

DATE str2date(VARCHAR str, VARCHAR format);

Parameters

str: the time expression you want to convert. It must be of the VARCHAR type.

format: the format used to return the value. For the supported format, see date_format.

Return value

Returns a value of the DATE type.

NULL is returned if str or format is NULL.

Examples

select str2date('2010-11-30 23:59:59', '%Y-%m-%d %H:%i:%s');
+------------------------------------------------------+
| str2date('2010-11-30 23:59:59', '%Y-%m-%d %H:%i:%s') |
+------------------------------------------------------+
| 2010-11-30 |
+------------------------------------------------------+
1 row in set (0.01 sec)