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I have added a line item on one of my .tpl pages to show the date. since it is pulling the datetime stamp from the db, it shows a date like 1226325111 right now. since the info is being pulled from


<td><B>{$ctoninfo.release_date}</B> </td>


how do I alter the code to only display the date formatted to 'mm-dd-yyyy'?


thanks in advance

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If your column in your database holds a Unix Timestamp, you can convert and format it using the mysql FROM_UNIXTIME(unix_timestamp,format) function in your query. Use the same format string that jscix gave in the DATE_FORMAT example.


Ref: http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.0/en/date-and-time-functions.html#function_from-unixtime

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ok, say I add this line towards the top of the php file


$str_sql = "select DATE_FORMAT(FROM_UNIXTIME(release_date), '%m/%d/%Y')";


in the tpl file, I changed the target from








now instead of pulling up a datetime string of numbers, it gives a blank space. how do I make it so that template knows to pull the newly converted timestamp from the php file?


thanks again


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yes, from the looks of the code there is smarty. I see a row like





so how do have the tpl pull the newly formatted date into the actual template to display on the web page? thanks

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