DAYNAME() : Full Day name in MySQL

Returns full day name from a date.
Syntax
DAYNAME()
Example :
SELECT DAYNAME('2016-08-24') 
Output is Wednesday
DEMO: Select date from Calendar to execute DAYNAME()
  • Video Tutorial on date function DAYNAME()


CURDATE() or NOW() & DAYNAME()

By using CURDATE() we get the present date part only, where as by using NOW() we will get both date and time.
SELECT DAYNAME(CURDATE())
Output is Saturday
SELECT DAYNAME(NOW())
Output is Saturday

Yesterday , Today and Tomorrow

SELECT DAYNAME(CURDATE()- interval 1 day)  as YesterDay, 
DAYNAME(CURDATE()) as Today, 
DAYNAME(CURDATE()+ interval 1 Day) as Tomorrow
YesterDayTodayTomorrow
FridaySaturdaySunday

PHP Script

To display the above details we used PHP Script, you can use the same script for using all above queries.
config.php connection string is available here
PDO for executing Queries in PHP
How to get records using FETCH() is here
<?Php
require 'config.php';  // Database connection string
$query='SELECT DAYNAME(CURDATE()) as dt';
// Change the above Query part to get different results // 

$count=$dbo->prepare($query);
$count->execute();
$row = $count->fetch(PDO::FETCH_OBJ);
echo 'Output is : '.$row->dt; 
?>
SQL Date MONTHNAME() : Month name in Full ( November )
SQL txt file for DAYNAME()


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