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I have a simple mysql database holding information about an image upload including its 'name' and 'date uploaded' [current_timestamp()] to a folder 'image'

I then display it into a table using the php ‘foreach’ facility.

I want the date to be displayed in the ‘dd/mm/yyyy’ format.  not the default yyyy/mm/dd.

Here is the relevant code

<?php

 $conn = mysqli_connect("localhost", "root", "", "dbname");

  $results = mysqli_query($conn, "SELECT * FROM tablename");

  $image = mysqli_fetch_all($results, MYSQLI_ASSOC);

?>

<?php foreach ($image as $user): ?>

<td><p>NAME</p><?php echo $user['name']; ?></td>

<td><p>COMMENT</p><?php echo $user['comment']; ?></td>

<td><p>DATE</p><?php echo $user['date']; ?></td>

What do I need to do?

THANKS- Warren

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55 minutes ago, OzWaz2 said:

What do I need to do?

  1. Stop using "SELECT *" and specify the fields you need.
  2. Use mysql DATE_FORMAT() give the required format, or format it in php with date() function
SELECT name 
     , comment
     , DATE_FORMAT(date, '%d/%m/%Y') as date 
FROM tablename

 

Edited by Barand
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Thanks for your help but I do not possess enough knowledge to correctly apply your suggested fix

i have interpreted it as this:

 $results = mysqli_query($conn, "SELECT 

     , name
     , comment
     , DATE_FORMAT(date, '%d/%m/%Y') as date
FROM tablename);

but it doesn't work

What am i not understanding?

Thanks

Warren

 

 

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If we just get the data straight from the table we get

SELECT name
     , comment
     , date
FROM date_example;

+-------+--------------------------------------------------------+------------+
| name  | comment                                                | date       |
+-------+--------------------------------------------------------+------------+
| Peter | Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet                             | 2005-05-21 |
| Paul  | Nunc viverra imperdiet enim                            | 2005-06-22 |
| Curly | Suspendisse dui purus, scelerisque at, vulputate vitae | 2006-11-01 |
| Larry | Etiam eget dui. Aliquam erat volutpat.                 | 2006-11-02 |
| Mo    | Etiam at ligula et tellus ullamcorper ultrices.        | 2019-09-28 |
+-------+--------------------------------------------------------+------------+

However, formatting the date as I showed gives

SELECT name
     , comment
     , DATE_FORMAT(date, '%d/%m/%Y') as date
FROM date_example;

+-------+--------------------------------------------------------+------------+
| name  | comment                                                | date       |
+-------+--------------------------------------------------------+------------+
| Peter | Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet                             | 21/05/2005 |
| Paul  | Nunc viverra imperdiet enim                            | 22/06/2005 |
| Curly | Suspendisse dui purus, scelerisque at, vulputate vitae | 01/11/2006 |
| Larry | Etiam eget dui. Aliquam erat volutpat.                 | 02/11/2006 |
| Mo    | Etiam at ligula et tellus ullamcorper ultrices.        | 28/09/2019 |
+-------+--------------------------------------------------------+------------+

So exactly what does "not working" mean?

PS How are you currently storing your dates? It should be TYPE DATE (or DATETIME) with a format of YYYY-MM-DD

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This is my display page that works
 

<?php
 $conn = mysqli_connect("localhost", "root", "", "china");
  $results = mysqli_query($conn, "SELECT * FROM image");
 
  $image = mysqli_fetch_all($results, MYSQLI_ASSOC);
?>

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
<head>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" />
<link href="css/basic.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" />
<link href="css/img.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" />
</head>

<table class="show" width="90%" border="0" cellspacing="5" cellpadding="5">
   <tbody>
   <?php foreach ($image as $user): ?>
  <tr>
    <td width="14%" align="left" valign="top"><p class ="dates">Uploaded</p><p class ="date"><?php echo $user['date']; ?></p></td>
    <td width="33%" rowspan="3" valign="top" class="this"><img class="b" src="<?php echo 'uploads/' . $user['image'] ?>" width="500" height="250" ></td>
    <td width="53%" rowspan="3" valign="top" class="this"><br /><p class="quote"><?php echo $user['comment']; ?> </p></td>
  </tr>
  <tr>
    <td align="left" valign="top"><p class ="dates">From:</p><p class ="date"><?php echo $user['pname']; ?></p></td>
  </tr>
  <tr>
    <td align="left" valign="top" class="this" ><p class="dates">Title</p><p class="date"><?php echo $user['fname']; ?></p></td>
  </tr>

            <?php endforeach; ?>
   </tbody>
</table>

</body>
</html>

The date is stored as 'current_timestamp()'

It displays as  '2021-03-23'

However when I change this section

<?php
 $conn = mysqli_connect("localhost", "root", "", "china");
  $results = mysqli_query($conn, "SELECT * FROM image");
 
  $image = mysqli_fetch_all($results, MYSQLI_ASSOC);
?>

To when I interpret your instructions to be - as this:

<?php
 $conn = mysqli_connect("localhost", "root", "", "china");
  $results = mysqli_query($conn,
" SELECT name
         , comment
         , DATE_FORMAT(date, '%d/%m/%Y') as date
    FROM image");
 
  $image = mysqli_fetch_all($results, MYSQLI_ASSOC);
?>

I get this error

Fatal error: Uncaught TypeError: mysqli_fetch_all(): Argument #1 ($result) must be of type mysqli_result, bool given in C:\xampp\htdocs\china\viewA.php:9 Stack trace: #0 C:\xampp\htdocs\china\viewA.php(9): mysqli_fetch_all(false, 1) #1 {main} thrown in C:\xampp\htdocs\china\viewA.php on line 9

Thanks

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Of course - must be my age? So it is Great - Thank you  BARAND. - IT WORKS

Always good to have a fresh set of eyes from someone with more knowledge than me

Can I stretch the friendship?

The table displays in alphabetical order for the the NAME (pname) input. I would like it to display in chronologist order  for the DATE (date)

What would I need to do to get it to display in DATE order - with most recent on top?

Thanks

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We need to change the alias of the date column to something other than "date" otherewise it willl try to sort using the d/m/Y format, which doesn't work. We need to sort by the original date (Y-m-d)

Therefore the query will become

SELECT name
     , comment
     , DATE_FORMAT(date, '%d/%m/%Y') as formatted
FROM image
ORDER BY date DESC;

(Don't forget to use your column names :)  and where you had $row['date'] you now need $row['formatted'])

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