ADDDATE/SUBDATE(t,a)

ADDDATE(t,a) and SUBDATE(t,a) are date functions that calculate a date in the future or past.

Value t: When used in a function, the expression t (date_or_timestamp_expression) must supply a date, a time stamp, or an alphanumeric value that matches the current date or time stamp format.

Value a: The expression a (expression) supplies a numeric value that represents the number of days. Any decimal places in a are truncated if necessary.

Result of the Function ADDDATE(t,a)/SUBDATE(t,a)

Addition of a to t/
Subtraction of a from t

Date value or time stamp value

t or a is NULL value

NULL value

a is a special NULL value

Error message

SELECT arrival, ADDDATE(arrival,2) arrival2, rno
FROM reservation WHERE rno = 130

Postponing the reservation date by two days

ARRIVAL

ARRIVAL2

RNO

2005-02-01

2005-02-03

130