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I need to query the database directly using php. I need to limit my query to nodes created in the current year. I know that the node table contains the date the node was created in the 'created' column and that this contains a date as a timestamp.

I am not sure how to get the current year and express it as a range of timestamps and return only nodes that were created between the two timestamps.

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You don't need to make any tricks like that to compare a timestamp to the current year.

You can obtain the year of the timestamp by using the PHP date function:

date('Y', 1394010573)

will return

2014

You can obtain the current year by using the same function but without mentionning any timestamp (it will take the current date by default):

date('Y');

Knowing this, you can easily limit your query.

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