Convert MySQL string to date

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I have a MySQL string column that is currently acting as a date and I have to select it as a date too. How can I do that? In simplier terms - I need to convert it over to a date.
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You can use the STR_TO_DATE() function:

SELECT  STR_TO_DATE(your_text, ‘your-text-format’)
FROM    your_table;

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