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Databases Reporting with SQL Date and Time Functions Formatting Dates and Times

My query is correct, but why is it still throwing an error?

Still throwing an error. BUMMER: your query is in the correct format %m/%y. If anyone could explain why is this the case, I would like to know please.

SELECT title, STRFTIME("%M/%Y", date_released) AS month_year_released FROM movies;

1 Answer

Hi Roxanne,

Try changing the uppercase M to a lowercase m. So %m instead of %M.

%M stands for minute, not month. %m stands for month.

That’s a tricky one. Awesome question.

As far as the error message you received, I think that the message may be written incorrectly in the backend. I think it’s probably meant to say “[Make sure] your query is...”