How are you printing/extracting this information? I find it very unlikely that it's returning that string - it would eliminate any localization opportunities as well as time conversion / math operations.
Use print_r() to print the contents returned from SQL Server directly, if you're using date functions , you're already specifying the format you want and you just need to add the seconds. If it really is returning that, then check that you're not using some helper classes or functions either with the returned value or to build the SQL query, it's possible there's some sort of "human readable" MSSQL option being passed in the SQL. cheers, - Martin Norland, Sys Admin / Database / Web Developer, International Outreach x3257 The opinion(s) contained within this email do not necessarily represent those of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. -----Original Message----- From: Alex Gemmell [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Tuesday, December 06, 2005 11:15 AM To: email@example.com Subject: [PHP-DB] Does PHP strip out the seconds from a SQL Server datetime field?. . Hello! I'm using PHP 4.4.1 and pulling out records from a SQL Server database. I use the mssql extension in PHP to connect to SQL Server. My website works fine for the most part but I have noticed something odd with the dates returned from SQL Server. In my SQL Server table I have many datetime fields. For example I can clearly see (using Enterprise Manager) the field "fldDateCreated" contains the datetime "06/12/2005 16:20:35" but oddly when I extract this field into a PHP variable the variable contains this: "Dec 6 2005 4:20PM". Annoyingly I lose the seconds and I need the entire date and time. Can anyone explain why the datetime is getting "converted"? What is doing it (presumably PHP) and how can I get it to stop? FYI: I use "mssql_pconnect()" to connect to the SQL Server database and "mssql_fetch_assoc()" to extract each row. Thanks for any help offered! Alex -- PHP Database Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php -- PHP Database Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php