Hi John, Yup. I know now that I've caused myself all sorts of grief when I set it to varchar. If I recall correctly (and I set this up four months ago when I began coding) I couldn't get it format without the crummy little dashes. So I set it to a string.
Much coding later, I realize that I could solve this problem by changing it back to 'date' type, but as i'm writing, I remember that this particular array has only one use - and in a string format it's easier to manipulate. [Bad reason, I guess with hindsight -- perhaps it's a hangover from my Paradox PAL days where I needed to format the string for 'other purposes'.] Your last point is precisely what I'm writing about: it IS all messed up! So, the upshot is - live with it, and don't use it; or change it. Hmmm. I had planned to sort a column by 'Year', but it might be a case of 'overkill' -- the form is already loaded with enough options. Now that being said, this is more a problem of why can't I get ALL of the last part of the array? Suppose I wanted to extarct something that was not a date like: $_SESSION['odd'] which was varchar in the format of "Session is closed". Now if I wanted to extract the last part: 'closed' what I've tried wouldn't work. It would give me: "c" -- how would I get the rest of the characters? Thanks for the advice, Regards, Andre On Wednesday 12 June 2002 08:25 pm, you wrote: > What are the possible reasons that you "need it to be a varchar" ?? Do > you realize how much extra work you are creating for yourself? Do you > realize that you can have your users enter data in one format, and > convert it to another format for MySQL? Do you realize you can use > DATE_FORMAT() in your query to re-format the date back to dd-mm-YYYY if > you want to? Do you realize that if you ever wanted to sort by this > column, you'd be all messed up? It'll sort as a string, where "10" is > less than "2". Do you realize what I'm trying to say?? > > ---John Holmes... > > > -----Original Message----- > > From: Andre Dubuc [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] > > Sent: Wednesday, June 12, 2002 8:15 PM > > To: Lazor, Ed > > Cc: [EMAIL PROTECTED] > > Subject: Re: [PHP] Extracting from an Array > > > > Thanks Ed, > > > > Slight change -- I forgot that the delimiter was a 'space'. Anyway, I > > still > > get the first letter of the last part of the array. I guess what I > > need is > > > something that specifies a range as in something like this: > > > > $Year = $Date[3-whatever?]; > > > > Seems rather odd that with the string as varchar it does this. I've no > > problem extracting various parts of a date from type 'date' but this > > wierd > > > date-thingy. . . how I wish I didn't need it as varchar. > > > > Anyway, thanks -- I plug away at it. > > > > Regards, > > Andre > > > > On Wednesday 12 June 2002 07:09 pm, you wrote: > > > $sql = "select fieldname from tablename"; > > > $Results = mysql_query($sql, $DBLink); > > > $Row = mysql_fetch_array($Results); > > > $fieldname = $Row["fieldname"]; > > > $Date = explode("-", $fieldname); > > > $Year = $Date; > > > > > > > -----Original Message----- > > > > From: Andre Dubuc [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] > > > > Sent: Wednesday, June 12, 2002 4:11 PM > > > > To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] > > > > Subject: [PHP] Extracting from an Array > > > > > > > > > > > > I have a db field, type varchar, that is actually a 'date' > > > > string formatted > > > > as dd-mm-YYYY. I used type 'varchar' (rather than type > > > > 'date') since I had to > > > > accomplish other things with it. > > > > > > > > Now, however, I do need to extract the Year (the last four > > > > digits in the > > > > array). I've tried to access the array $_SESSION['expiry'] > > > > but I don't know > > > > how to explode this array to extract all characters in last > > > > item after the > > > > last separator : i.e. '-YYYY'. I've used "-" as the > > > > separator, but I just > > > > get the first number of the last part of the array, i.e.: '-Y'. > > > > > > > > Is there a way of extracting all characters in that array? > > > > > > > > I've tried a bunch of combinations, but I obviously don't > > > > understand the > > > > basic mechanics of array manipulation or 'slicing'. If > > > > someone could point me > > > > to a good resource, or explain what I'm doing wrong, I would > > > > greatly any > > > > assistance. > > > > > > > > Tia, > > > > Andre > > ************************************************************************ > ** > > > * > > > > >* This message is intended for the sole use of the individual and > > entity > > > to > > > > > whom it is addressed, and may contain information that is > > privileged, > > > > confidential and exempt from disclosure under applicable law. If > > you > > > are > > > > > not the intended addressee, nor authorized to receive for the > > intended > > > > addressee, you are hereby notified that you may not use, copy, > > disclose > > > or > > > > > distribute to anyone the message or any information contained in the > > > message. If you have received this message in error, please > > immediately > > > > advise the sender by reply email and delete the message. 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