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Any Date To Mysql Date

12.31.2008
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        a little helper function which parses about any date and returns the same date in MySQL date/time format 

 
function date_to_mysql($date) {
    //if $date is not numeric, assume it's in textual format
    if (!is_numeric($date)) {
        $date=strtotime($date);
    }
    return date('Y-m-d H:i:s',$date);         
}