i use seconds in place of time alot.
using the PHP time() function and Date() functions u can do a lot.
instead of a time / date TIMESTAMP field type i use an INT type
i then call the $the_time = Time(); and insert that.
then u can manipulate the hell outta that INT value from the DB with php's
allows u to compare lengths between times and perform much simplier numeric
math on the values
rather then the 'calender' math. somethings can be trickier like Leaps and
stuff, but i found more pors for most of my application needs.
Same data sizes : INT or TIMESTAMP in mysql are 4 bytes
and they both give u down to the second.
then to find out today, u just run Date('m-d-Y');
compare those vals to Date('m-d-Y', $DB_VALUE);
there u go.... it is today or it isnt ! out put data accordingly.
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> I have a column in one of my mysql tables which holds the date & time that
> the record was inserted. When I run a query later on I want to display
> date, but if the date is today or yesterday I want to display "today" or
> "yesterday" instead .. how do i compare to stored date with todays date?
> todays date -1? Thanks
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