DAY( )

This MySQL function returns the day of the month for a given date.

Syntax

Below is the syntax for this command. Text within square brackets (i.e, [ and ] ) are optional. Choices are separated by bars (i.e, | ). Ellipses preceded by a comma indicates a repeating pattern. Ellipses before or after syntax are used to highlight a relevant except from the larger syntax. Text displayed in italic letters represent text that should be replaced with the specific names related to the database (e.g., column with the name of the column).

DAY(date)

Explanation

This function returns the day of the month for a given date. It's available as of version 4.1.1 of MySQL and is synonymous with the DAYOFMONTH( ) function.

Examples

SELECT DAY('2008-12-15')
AS 'Day';

+-------+
| Day   |
+-------+
|    15 |
+-------+

This function is more meaningful when applied to a date column where the date is unknown before entering the SQL statement.