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See how to insert date in a MySQL table to efficiently organize your dynamic website contents

Learning how to handle MySQL databases in the easiest way possible has been the main subject of our recent few posts here, the last one of which was focused on managing MySQL databases through phpMyAdmin. Since managing a MySQL database and a MySQL table, in particular, is a multi-task process – there are operations that still need to be touched on. 

Up so far you have been able to learn the basics of creating, editing and updating MySQL tables with the help of examples and step-by-step video tutorials published in the NTC Hosting Encyclopedia. The next important aspect of managing a MySQL is learning how to insert date in MySQL table, since specifying the dates of each content update is crucial for the logical structuring and arrangement of articles, posts and replies in an up-to-date dynamic website. 

Reference to the newly updated insert-date-in-MySQL article will give you details about the recommended date statement format and illustrative examples of the basic ways for inserting date in MySQL – via a command line, a script (written in PHP, Perl, Python etc.), or via the PHPMyAdmin interface. You will learn how to use the MySQL built-in function CURDATE() in your import-date query or insert data manually. To further your knowledge of MySQL’s flexibilities you will also see how to set only the year of an event using the YEAR statement or how to store both the date and the time through the DATETIME statement. 

Learning how to keep your MySQL databases dated will help you build and sustain a chronologically ordered archive of your rapidly growing dynamic content driven web presence.

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