How to Convert UTC Date To Local time Zone in MySql Select Query


SELECT CONVERT_TZ() will work for that.but its not working for me.

Why, what error do you get?

SELECT CONVERT_TZ(displaytime,'GMT','MET');

should work if your column type is timestamp, or date

Test how this works:

SELECT CONVERT_TZ(a_ad_display.displaytime,'+00:00','+04:00');

Check your timezone-table

SELECT * FROM mysql.time_zone;
SELECT * FROM mysql.time_zone_name;

If those tables are empty, you have not initialized your timezone tables. According to link above you can use mysql_tzinfo_to_sql program to load the Time Zone Tables. Please try this

shell> mysql_tzinfo_to_sql /usr/share/zoneinfo

or if not working read more:

In my case, where the timezones are not available on the server, this works great:

SELECT CONVERT_TZ(`date_field`,'+00:00',@@global.time_zone) FROM `table`

Note: global.time_zone uses the server timezone. You have to make sure, that it has the desired timezone!

 select convert_tz(now(),@@session.time_zone,'+05:30')

replace '+05:30' with desired timezone. see here -

to format into desired time format, eg:

 select DATE_FORMAT(convert_tz(now(),@@session.time_zone,'+05:30') ,'%b %d %Y %h:%i:%s %p') 

you will get similar to this -> Dec 17 2014 10:39:56 AM