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MySQL | YEAR method

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schedule Jul 1, 2022
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MySQL's YEAR(~) method returns the year for a given date or datetime.

Parameters

1. date | date/datetime

The date/datetime to retrieve the year from.

Return value

The year for the input date or datetime.

Examples

Consider the following table 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 year that current students enrolled:

SELECT YEAR(day_enrolled)
FROM students;
+--------------------+
| YEAR(day_enrolled) |
+--------------------+
| 2015 |
| 2016 |
| 2018 |
| 2016 |
| 2014 |
+--------------------+

To return students who were enrolled before 2016:

SELECT *
FROM students
WHERE YEAR(day_enrolled) < 2016;
+------------+----------+--------+--------------+------+----------+
| student_id | fname | lname | day_enrolled | age | username |
+------------+----------+--------+--------------+------+----------+
| 1 | Sky | Towner | 2015-12-03 | 17 | stowner1 |
| 5 | Benjamin | Town | 2014-01-01 | 17 | btown5 |
+------------+----------+--------+--------------+------+----------+

To return year from a datetime:

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