I tried on my db "select count(*) from my_table where col_timestamp<curdate();" the column col_timestamp type is timestamp,this sql works well. hope it helpful.
All you best ------------------------ What we are struggling for ? The life or the life ? On Thu, Aug 18, 2011 at 5:21 PM, Geoff Lane <ge...@gjctech.co.uk> wrote: > On Thursday, August 18, 2011, Ron Piggott wrote; > > > What I tried below doesn t work: ( CURDATE() . % ) > > Even though date values are presented like strings, they are > dates/times. So you need to either cast CURDATE() to a string or else > perform 'date arithmetic'. Check the manual for DATEDIFF(), CAST(), > and CONVERT(). > > > NOT LIKE ( CURDATE() . % ) > > I suspect that PHP's concatenation operator (the period) isn't > recognised by MySQL (assuming that's the DB you're using). So you need > to either use MySQL's CONCAT() function or else create the search > string in PHP rather than MySQL. However, if you're going to do this, > you need to also cast last_record_update to a string. > > Personally, I'd use: > WHERE DATEDIFF(CURDATE(), last_record_update) > 1 > (testing for 1 rather than 0 just in case the date rolled over between > the update and the 'stale record' check.) > > HTH, > > -- > Geoff > > > -- > PHP Database Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) > To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php > >