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STR_TO_DATE(str,format) is the inverse of the DATE_FORMAT() function.

STR_TO_DATE() returns a DATETIME value.

The following specifiers may be used in the format string.

The '%' character is required before format specifier characters.

SpecifierDescription
%aAbbreviated weekday name (Sun..Sat)
%bAbbreviated month name (Jan..Dec)
%cMonth, numeric (0..12)
%DDay of the month with English suffix (0th, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, ?-)
%dDay of the month, numeric (00..31)
%eDay of the month, numeric (0..31)
%fMicroseconds (000000..999999)
%HHour (00..23)
%hHour (01..12)
%IHour (01..12)
%iMinutes, numeric (00..59)
%jDay of year (001..366)
%kHour (0..23)
%lHour (1..12)
%MMonth name (January..December)
%mMonth, numeric (00..12)
%pAM or PM
%rTime, 12-hour (hh:mm:ss followed by AM or PM)
%SSeconds (00..59)
%sSeconds (00..59)
%TTime, 24-hour (hh:mm:ss)
%UWeek (00..53), where Sunday is the first day of the week
%uWeek (00..53), where Monday is the first day of the week
%VWeek (01..53), where Sunday is the first day of the week; used with %X
%vWeek (01..53), where Monday is the first day of the week; used with %x
%WWeekday name (Sunday..Saturday)
%wDay of the week (0=Sunday..6=Saturday)
%XYear for the week where Sunday is the first day of the week, numeric, four digits; used with %V
%xYear for the week, where Monday is the first day of the week, numeric, four digits; used with %v
%YYear, numeric, four digits
%yYear, numeric (two digits)
%%A literal '%' character
%xx, for any 'x' not listed above












14.39.STR_TO_DATE
14.39.1.STR_TO_DATE(str,format)
14.39.2.SELECT STR_TO_DATE('00/00/0000', '%m/%d/%Y');
14.39.3.SELECT STR_TO_DATE('04/31/2004', '%m/%d/%Y');
14.39.4.To convert a year-week to a date, then you should also specify the weekday: