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MySQL DATE_SUB() Function

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Example

Subtract 10 days from a date and return the date:

SELECT DATE_SUB("2017-06-15", INTERVAL 10 DAY);
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Definition and Usage

The DATE_SUB() function subtracts a time/date interval from a date and then returns the date.

Syntax

DATE_SUB(date, INTERVAL value interval)

Parameter Values

Parameter Description
date Required. The date to be modified
value Required. The value of the time/date interval to subtract. Both positive and negative values are allowed
interval Required. The type of interval to subtract. Can be one of the following values:
  • MICROSECOND
  • SECOND
  • MINUTE
  • HOUR
  • DAY
  • WEEK
  • MONTH
  • QUARTER
  • YEAR
  • SECOND_MICROSECOND
  • MINUTE_MICROSECOND
  • MINUTE_SECOND
  • HOUR_MICROSECOND
  • HOUR_SECOND
  • HOUR_MINUTE
  • DAY_MICROSECOND
  • DAY_SECOND
  • DAY_MINUTE
  • DAY_HOUR
  • YEAR_MONTH

Technical Details

Works in: From MySQL 4.0

More Examples

Example

Subtract 15 minutes from a date and return the date:

SELECT DATE_SUB("2017-06-15 09:34:21", INTERVAL 15 MINUTE);
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Example

Subtract 3 hours from a date and return the date:

SELECT DATE_SUB("2017-06-15 09:34:21", INTERVAL 3 HOUR);
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Example

Add 2 months to a date and return the date:

SELECT DATE_SUB("2017-06-15", INTERVAL -2 MONTH);
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