How to check the date validity?

Chris Angelico rosuav at
Wed Dec 25 23:03:31 CET 2013

On Thu, Dec 26, 2013 at 6:03 AM, Sibylle Koczian <nulla.epistola at> wrote:
> MySQL used to accept wrong date and datetime formats without error messages.
> Garbage in the database, because validation was (is?) considered the job of
> "the application". Possibly that has changed, but I'd look into the docs. It
> isn't PostgreSQL.

Nor is it DB2, which is where I grew up, databases-wise. Yes, check
what MySQL will do. I'd forgotten that, or more likely suppressed it
from my mind.


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