Hi every on.I new in php.I m trying to insert date from 3 dropdwon to my date table.It is working well but in table the date is showing always 00-00-0000.plz any one give me a solution.My scripts are followings:

//table
-- Table structure for table `date`
--

CREATE TABLE IF NOT EXISTS `date` (
  `id` int(5) NOT NULL auto_increment,
  `date` timestamp NOT NULL default CURRENT_TIMESTAMP on update CURRENT_TIMESTAMP,
  PRIMARY KEY  (`id`)
) ENGINE=MyISAM  DEFAULT CHARSET=latin1 COLLATE=latin1_general_ci AUTO_INCREMENT=11 ;
//HTML
<form method="post" action="insert.php">
<select name="Birthday_month" id="Birthday_month">
			<option value="-1">Month:</option>
			<option value="1">Jan</option>		
			<option value="2">Feb</option>
			<option value="3">Mar</option>
</select><select name="Birthday_day" id="Birthday_day">
			<option value="-1">Day:</option><option value="1">1</option>
			<option value="2">2</option>
			<option value="3">3</option>
			<option value="4">4</option>
</select>
<select name="birthday_year" id="birthday_year">
<option value="-1">Year:</option>
<option value="2010">2010</option>
<option value="2009">2009</option>
<option value="2008">2008</option>
<option value="2007">2007</option>
</select>
<input type="submit" name="Signup" value="Sign_Up">
          
</form>
//insert.php
<?php
include('config.php');
if (isset($_POST['Signup']))
{
$timestamp=strtotime($_POST['Birthday_month'].$_POST['Birthday_day'].$_POST['birthday_year']);
$date=date('M-d-Y',$timestamp);
$query="insert into date values('','$date')";
$res=mysql_query($query)or die(mysql_error());
echo mysql_affected_rows();
}


?>
//config.php
<?php 
$server='localhost';
$user='root';
$password='';
$database='test';

$link=mysql_connect($server,$user,$password);
if(!$link)
{
	die ("Failed to Connect".mysql_error());
}

$db_select=mysql_select_db($database,$link);
if(!$db_select)
{
	die("failed select database".mysql_error());
}
?>

//table after insert
id date
1 0000-00-00 00:00:00
2 0000-00-00 00:00:00
3 0000-00-00 00:00:00
4 0000-00-00 00:00:00
5 0000-00-00 00:00:00
6 0000-00-00 00:00:00

`date` timestamp NOT NULL default CURRENT_TIMESTAMP on update CURRENT_TIMESTAMP,

Just use the date datatype for the 'date' field.

Collect the value of the dates:

$dy = $_POST['dy'];
$mth=$_POST['mth'];
$yr = $_POST['yr'];
$phpdate = $yr."-".$mth."-".$dy;
$phpdate=date($phpdate);

Then use the insert statement to update the records

thank Mr Raja.But its still the out put is

0000-00-00.I have changed data type to 'date' and changed the script as u give...

edit your insert.php to this

<?php
include('config.php');
if (isset($_POST['Signup']))
{
$bday = $_POST['birthday_year']."-".$_POST['Birthday_month']."-".$_POST['Birthday_day'];
$query="insert into date values('','".$bday."')";
$res=mysql_query($query)or die(mysql_error());
echo mysql_affected_rows();
}


?>

May I suggest to change the column type to bigint and instead of sending dates to mysql just sent the timestamp integer. Then you may use the php date function to retrieve it in any format.

yeah its better save it as timestamp like his original code, but he wants it to be inserted as yyyy-mm-dd formatted date

May I suggest to change the column type to bigint and instead of sending dates to mysql just sent the timestamp integer. Then you may use the php date function to retrieve it in any format.

@cwarn23: would uu plz give me some hints about the script as u suggest. As i m just learning php....I dont clearly recognize ur suggestion.Anyway thank u very much ...

<?php
$date=time();
mysql_query('INSERT INTO `table` SET `number_column`='.$date) or die(mysql_error());

$r=mysql_query('SELECT * FROM `table`') or die(mysql_error());
$data=mysql_fetch_assoc($r);
echo date('j/n/Y',$date['number_column']);