DATE_FORMAT() FUNCTION in MySQL

DATE_FORMAT() FUNCTION
The MySQL DATE_FORMAT function is used to format a date. The various versions of MySQL supports the DATE_FORMAT 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_FORMAT( date, format_mask )

Parameters:
date: It is used to specify the date to be format.
format_mask: It is used to specify the format to be applied to the date.

Example 1:

mysql> SELECT DATE_FORMAT ('2019-07-05', '%W');

Output:

'Friday'

Explanation:
The date value has been formatted as specified.

Example 2:

mysql> SELECT DATE_FORMAT ('2019-07-05', '%M %d, %Y’);

Output:

'July 05, 2019'

Explanation:
The date value has been formatted as specified.

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