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Group by Date when Stored in Mysql DataBase as Date Time

I have a table called date_count with 2 columns one is a value and another is a date time, say called date_time in mysql. Date Time in mysql is stored as dd-mm-yy hh:mm:ss. The issue comes when I need to get the number of rows per day. As its stored as dat …

BSNL Dataone Auto Downloader

Bsnl(India) provides an account that has 2am to 8am unlimited download. It was not easy to wake up at 2am and switch on the computer and sleep again. So I tried to find a method to switch on the computer automatically at 2am and download and shutdown at 8a …

Generate Date from a range in Mysql and pad the results where no date is present

If you want to generate dates, MYSQL doesn’t have a range function, so I wrote a work around for the same. So how  it works is I have reused a code to generate numbers from my previous post. So I added date function to that query and reduce the generated  …

Reminder for Gnome Panel

This is the program that lets us to enter the text and time at which it should be reminded me. The command has the following options -d: date eg:  17/3/2009 -t : time [ It's should be entered as 24hr clock] eg:   20:00:00 -r : reminder text [ It sho …

Customizing Mysql Prompt For multiple Servers

If you are using mysql regularly on multiple servers its really useful to have the promt in mysql to show something more than mysql>. It would be useful if it showed the username,hostname, current database and things like that. So how to do this. One m …

Find Invisible Users In Gmail

Finding who is invisible is something that I always wanted to do.It’s always fun to ping a person who feels none can see him/her online. While studying XMPP protocol I found out that even when the person is offline the chat client knows that person is onli …

Important MySQL DBA Interview Questions

Here are a few sets of interview questions expected for MySQL DBA position.These are compilation of the usual questions from various DBA texts: What is Log Switch? – The point at which ORACLE ends writing to one online redo log file and begins writing to …

Check the port in which the Mysql is running on

Mysql can be configured to run other ports other than the default port (of 3306). So what will you do when you need to find the port on which a mysql server runs on. If you don’t have access to the server files and can access the server only using the mysq …

Service Engineer/System Administrator Interview Questions

This is not my code alone.  It was the group effort of Vivek Ram, Cijo George, Sandeep Unni and mine during our epic preparation for Yahoo!. I am just putting it open for others who would be looking for this information. Convert all lower case to upper  …

Check if a table exists in MySQL from PHP

Sometimes its necessary to execute a query or execute some code if a table exists or not. So a bit of searching got me to the conclusion that mysql doesn’t have a direct query or method for it from php. So there are two methods to do it. Use the mysql c …