Can't you let the user tell you how many days back they want to count then just use that value in a query with the date calculation functions available in MySQL? You didn't specify your db type, but MySQL makes date calculations pretty easy. Check that out and see if it gives you something usable.
HTH, Rich -----Original Message----- From: Chris Payne [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Tuesday, March 22, 2005 2:39 PM To: email@example.com Subject: [PHP-DB] Urgent DATA help needed Hi there everyone, My client suddenly dropped on me that they need to be able to search by date, IE: the past 1 day, 3 days, 5 days or 7 days. In the DB, the date format is: 2001-07-05 (For example) but I have no clue how to count the days in between to know how many days I am counting. Say they have something at the end of feb and it runs into march, I have no clue how to work this out. Could anyone show me an example of how to do this? So to take 2001-07-05 and add 3 days to it? So if they choose 3 days, it would have to be CURRENT DATE + 2 I guess, that way you would see all dates from CURRENT DATE OR date = '2001-07-06' OR date = '2001-07-07'. Any help really would be appreciated. Chris -- PHP Database Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php