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  • Last Updated : 22 Dec, 2020

STR_TO_DATE() :
This function in MySQL helps to convert string values to date or time or DateTime values. The function will return zero (0000-00-00) if an empty string is passed as an argument.

Syntax :

STR_TO_DATE(string, format)

Parameters :

  • string –The string which will be converted to DateTime.
  • format –The format in which it will be converted.

Return :

  • The function will return the DateTime value of the given string in a specified format.
  • The function will return zero (0000-00-00) if an empty string is passed as an argument.

Example-1 :
Converting ’21, 7, 2023′ to date value having ‘%d, %m, %Y’ format using STR_TO_DATE() function.

SELECT STR_TO_DATE('21, 07, 2023', '%d, %m, %Y') 
As New_form;

Output :

New_form
2023-07-21

Example-2 :
Converting ‘1900’ to date value having ‘%Y’ format using STR_TO_DATE() function.

SELECT STR_TO_DATE('1900', '%Y') 
As New_form;

Output :

New_form
1900-00-00

Example-3 :
Converting ‘111111’ to time value having ‘%h%i%s’ format using STR_TO_DATE() function

SELECT STR_TO_DATE('111111', '%h%i%s') 
As New_form;

Output :

New_form
11:11:11

Example-4 :
Passing an empty string as an argument of STR_TO_DATE() function.

SELECT STR_TO_DATE('', '%h') 
As New_form;

Output :

New_form
00:00:00

Example-5 :
Converting ‘20100212 103545’ to DateTime value having ‘%Y%m%d %h%i%s’ format using STR_TO_DATE() function.

SELECT STR_TO_DATE('20100212 103545', '%Y%m%d %h%i%s') 
As New_form;

Output :

New_form
2010-02-12 10:35:45
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