DAYOFWEEK( )

This MySQL function returns the numerical day of the week 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).

DAYOFWEEK(date)

Explanation

This function returns the numerical day of the week for a given date. Sunday returns a value of 1, and Saturday returns a value of 7.

Examples

SELECT DAYOFWEEK('2008-11-03') AS 'Day of Week',
DAYNAME('2008-11-03') AS 'Name of Day';

+-------------+-------------+
| Day of Week | Name of Day |
+-------------+-------------+
|           2 | Monday      | 
+-------------+-------------+