If I want to search record by age like (30 to 35) just like dating script but I will not use in dating site, I have my school website and I just want to display record by age but If I want to display age between 14 to 17 kindly let me know what should I do?
Thanks in advance

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Last Post by drjohn

what school you attend selecting from age range 30 to 35? After all you are still programming for hidden dating site, isn't it?

Why not writing a simple query as for example:

select all_my_dating from mytables where YEAR(CURDATE()-DOB) between 30 and 35;

Hint: Never store age of a person in database, except you are planing kind of provision of work ;)

-- tesu


Thanks for your reply, as I told before I am new and I just want to make school website. I just want to display student record by age 12 to 18. In my database I didn't used Date of birth I use age column.


Aha age columns. That makes the query tremendously simpler:

SELECT all_my_dating FROM mytables WHERE age BETWEEN 30 AND 35;

... BUT: where keeps the DOB file? And will those ages be manually updated in database just before or just after pupil's birthday partys every year?

-- tesu

Edited by tesuji: n/a


In simple terms, age is a calculated value, which will change with time. So NEVER store it, calculate it, as shown in the first answer given. Then it will always be the correct age.

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