FAQ: Date, Number, and String Functions - Dates II

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SQL: Table Transformation

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In this exercise not using the date function will have the same result, but won’t let the user proceed.
What’s the point of using date on a column that has only a date in it?

Agreed. This whole ‘Table Transformations’ course seems like it’s been rushed together quickly, with some bad decisions made.

This exercise is a terrible example of using the date function.

I’ve learned from this course, so I guess it’s not like it’s unusable, but I’d say the whole course needs redoing to get it up to the level of other Codecademy courses.

As you imply, there are no data of actual time i.e. hour/minute/sec. in both the columns “manufacture/delivery time” of “baked_goods” table. Therefore, TIME & DATETIME function given in lessons Dates & Dates II, practically are of no use in the code. When running the DATETIME or TIME function , the result in terms of time is always 00:00:00.