Addressed to: "Timothy Wright" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> I need to convert the input to a valid timestamp first.
> Any ideas?? Am I missing something really obvious...it's late and my brain
> is tired..
Read the MySQL manual, section 7.4.11 Date and Time Functions
You can convert a MySQL date to a Unix Timestamp, with UNIX_TIMESTAMP,
but the real answer to your problem is:
Just because MySQL returns it, that doesn't mean you have to print it.
It does not cost that much to return a duplicate date on every record.
You are going to be returning a unix timestamp on every record, and the
fact of the matter that converting the internal date format to a uniz
timestamp is as much a date formatting operation as DATE_FORMAT().
So, go ahead and use MySQL to format the value, and only print it the
first time it appears.
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