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MySQL | MONTHNAME method

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MySQL's MONTHNAME(~) method returns the name of the month from a given date or datetime.

Parameters

1. date | date/datetime

The date/datetime to retrieve the month name from.

Return value

The month name for a given date or datetime.

Examples

Consider the following tables about some students:

student_id

fname

lname

day_enrolled

age

username

1

Sky

Towner

2015-12-03

17

stowner1

2

Ben

Davis

2016-04-20

19

bdavis2

3

Travis

Apple

2018-08-14

18

tapple3

4

Arthur

David

2016-04-01

16

adavid4

5

Benjamin

Town

2014-01-01

17

btown5

The above sample table can be created using the code here.

Basic usage

To return the name of month that current students enrolled:

SELECT fname, MONTHNAME(day_enrolled)
FROM students;
+----------+-------------------------+
| fname | MONTHNAME(day_enrolled) |
+----------+-------------------------+
| Sky | December |
| Ben | April |
| Travis | August |
| Arthur | April |
| Benjamin | January |
+----------+-------------------------+

To return month name from a datetime:

SELECT MONTHNAME('2020-04-12 06:05:55');
+----------------------------------+
| MONTHNAME('2020-04-12 06:05:55') |
+----------------------------------+
| April |
+----------------------------------+
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