TIMESTAMP( )

This MySQL function merges the date and time from given strings or columns that contain date and time data separately; the result is returned in yyyy-mm-dd hh:mm:ss format.

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).

TIMESTAMP(date, time)

Explanation

This function merges the date and time from given strings or columns that contain date and time data separately; the result is returned in yyyy-mm-dd hh:mm:ss format. If only the date or only the time is given, the function will return zeros for the missing parameter. It's available as of version 4.1.1 of MySQL.

Examples

SELECT TIMESTAMP(appt_date, appt_time) AS 'Appointment'
FROM appointments LIMIT 1;

+---------------------+
| Appointment         |
+---------------------+
| 2008-07-16 11:13:41 | 
+---------------------+