I have the following query that I'm trying to get the length of service of a person at their company. The idea is to find how many years, months, and days they have served there.
Todays date: Jun 13, 2017.
Exhibit A: John Doe has served since Feb 10, 2016. So length of service should be 1 year, 4 months, 3 days excluding the end date.
Exhibit B: Jane Doe has served since 13th Jun, 2007. So length of service should be Or 10 years excluding the end date.
My Query spoiler: it's not right
SELECT `firstname` , DATE_FORMAT( CURDATE( ) , '%Y' ) - DATE_FORMAT( startdate, '%Y' ) - ( DATE_FORMAT( CURDATE( ) , '00-%m-%d' ) < DATE_FORMAT( startdate, '00-%m-%d' ) ) AS years, PERIOD_DIFF( DATE_FORMAT( CURDATE( ) , '%Y%m' ) , DATE_FORMAT( startdate, '%Y%m' ) ) AS months, DATEDIFF( CURDATE( ) , startdate ) AS days FROM users
It gives me the results in years, as well as months, as well as days. So for someone who has served a year it would output: 1 year, 12 months, 365 days etc.