Best way to get epoch seconds from mysql datetime value

Hey there all,

if i have a mysql datetime value that looks like this:
some_time = ‘2006-05-11 05:14:14’

and i want to get seconds since the unix epoch, how would i go about
that ?

thanks

On 11/nov/06, at 17:32, shawn bright wrote:

Hey there all,

if i have a mysql datetime value that looks like this:
some_time = ‘2006-05-11 05:14:14’

and i want to get seconds since the unix epoch, how would i go
about that ?

thanks

$ irb

require ‘date’
=> true

some_time = ‘2006-05-11 05:14:14’
=> “2006-05-11 05:14:14”

time = Time.parse(some_time)
=> Thu May 11 05:14:14 0200 2006

time.to_i
=> 1147317254

On Sun, 12 Nov 2006, shawn bright wrote:

Hey there all,

if i have a mysql datetime value that looks like this:
some_time = ‘2006-05-11 05:14:14’

and i want to get seconds since the unix epoch, how would i go about that ?

thanks

require ‘time’

t = Time.parse some_time
epoch_seconds = t.to_i

-a

Hey great ! thanks, this works for me.
sk

i suppose i could use that, i am working with mysql 5 ( oh, the luxury )
i am just not that knowledgeable with it.
thanks

Hi,

On Son 12.11.2006 01:32, shawn bright wrote:

Hey there all,

if i have a mysql datetime value that looks like this:
some_time = ‘2006-05-11 05:14:14’

and i want to get seconds since the unix epoch, how would i go about
that ?

If you have the possibility to use mysql why not to use the builtin
function:

UNIX_TIMESTAMP(date)

from http://www.mysql.org/doc/refman/4.1/en/date-and-time-functions.html

Due the fact that I don’t know which version of mysql you use I have
looked into the lowest possible version :wink:

Hth

Aleks

On Son 12.11.2006 03:12, shawn bright wrote:

i suppose i could use that, i am working with mysql 5 ( oh, the luxury)
i am just not that knowledgeable with it.

http://www.mysql.org/doc/refman/5.0/en/date-and-time-functions.html

Same there => UNIX_TIMESTAMP(date)

Hth

Aleks

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