[SOLVED] PHP date() format when inserting into datetime in MySQL

Issue

What is the correct format to pass to the date() function in PHP if I want to insert the result into a MySQL datetime type column?

I’ve been trying date('Y-M-D G:i:s') but that just inserts "0000-00-00 00:00:00" everytime.

Solution

The problem is that you’re using 'M' and 'D', which are a textual representations, MySQL is expecting a numeric representation of the format 2010-02-06 19:30:13

Try: date('Y-m-d H:i:s') which uses the numeric equivalents.

edit: switched G to H, though it may not have impact, you probably want to use 24-hour format with leading 0s.

Answered By – Mark Elliot

Answer Checked By – Marilyn (BugsFixing Volunteer)

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