DATE_ADD() FUNCTION in MySQL

DATE_ADD() FUNCTION
The MySQL DATE_ADD function is used to get a date value after adding a certain time/date interval. The various versions of MySQL supports the DATE_ADD function, namely, MySQL 5.7, MySQL 5.6, MySQL 5.5, MySQL 5.1, MySQL 5.0, MySQL 4.1, MySQL 4.0 and MySQL 3.23.

Syntax:

DATE_ADD( date, INTERVAL value unit )

Parameters:
date: It is used to specify the date to which the interval should be added.
value: It is used to specify the value of the time/date interval to be added.
unit: It is used to specify the unit type of the interval such as DAY, MONTH, MINUTE, etc.

Example 1:

mysql> SELECT DATE_ADD ('2019-07-05', INTERVAL 5 DAY);

Output:

'2019-07-10'

Explanation:
The desired date interval has been added to the start value of the date.

Example 2:

mysql> SELECT DATE_ADD ('2019-07-05 15:30:20',  INTERVAL -15 SECOND);

Output:

'2019-07-05 15:30:05'

Explanation:
The desired time interval has been added to the start value of the date.

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