MySQL compare now() (only date, not time) with a datetime field

I have a duedate column(datetime format) that specifies the due date of a ticket, now i need to get ‘Due today’ tickets base on the comparison between now() with duedate. i.e 2010-04-29 02:00 vs 2010-04-29 10:00 would return true in this matter.


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Method 1

Use DATE(NOW()) to compare dates

DATE(NOW()) will give you the date part of current date and DATE(duedate) will give you the date part of the due date. then you can easily compare the dates

So you can compare it like

DATE(NOW()) = DATE(duedate)


DATE(duedate) = CURDATE()

See here

Method 2

Compare date only instead of date + time (NOW) with:


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