Do yourself a favor and read the mysql manual. It explicitly answers your questions and many more you are likely to have. Furthermore, there is a searchable manual online at mysql.com that makes it rather easy to find answers about mysql.
To get you started, here is a link to a description of all of the column types includeing date, varchar and char. Good Luck Fred Trongduc <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote in message 000201c16ff6$ff36e470$1b0b10ac@d">news:000201c16ff6$ff36e470$1b0b10ac@d... > hi there, > I try to save a record (in the "date" type in MySQL) from the <INPUT > type=text> by : > > $query = "INSERT INTO $table VALUES ($post_id, 0, '$topic', '$uname', > '$body', $date, '$newdate', 0) "; > > But it couldn't work (I used $date or '$date' on above, but they got the > same results) ! > > It showed me the wrong value, as : 1970-0-0 (always this, although I try to > input different values in the text box with the date format is YYYY-MM-DD) > I don't understand the way MySQL saves my date field in his data (is it > YYYY-MM-DD ?) > > Can anyone help me in this case ? > Thanks much... > > ps : I used the $date field in "varchar(20) type" instead. BWT, what's > different beween the Varchar(length) type with the Char(length) type ? > -- PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, e-mail: [EMAIL PROTECTED] For additional commands, e-mail: [EMAIL PROTECTED] To contact the list administrators, e-mail: [EMAIL PROTECTED]