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MySQL datetime vs timestamp
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Both data types: timespamp and datetime can be used to store a date and a time in a MySQL table. So what are the difference between these two and which one should I use in which cases? The usual use of timestamps in MySQL is in generall to track changes of record (fields like created, [...]
Searching Problems with Dates and Midnight
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Today, we run into an issue when a client of ours. They wanted to see some of the data on our website and when doing a search, they didnt see all the days they asked for in the search

Why didn't they see all the data? Because they did a search by date and some of the dates were stored via the website in the form of '2008-01-01 00:00:00' and some were stored via the database in the form of '2008-01-01 12:35:49'.
Now, for some magical reason, if you hide the time in the date in your searches, like so:
where signupdate between '2008-01-01' and '2008-01-02'
or
where signupdate between date('2008-01-01 00:00:00') and date('2008-01-02 00:00:00')
then you might not see all the data between the days 01 to 02.
Depending on which way your date was stored, you might only see the dates between those 2 dates and not







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