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PHP date() strtotime() function

10August 2014

Display date string with using PHP date() strtotime() function

After retrieve the original date format string, besides with using MySQL DATE_FORMAT(), we can also use PHP date() and strtotime() functions to format the date string.

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PHP date() strtotime()

Use PHP date() function to format the date string...

  1. PHP date string format example:
  2. d = day
    S = Suffix
    F = Full name of Month
    Y = 4-digits numeric year

  3. date() - date('1st parameter is date string format, 2nd parameter is a variable')
  4. example: date('dS F Y', $row['date']);
    output: 01stJan 1970 //<-- but day, month and year incorrect!
  5. PHP strtotime() - format the date to current English textual datetime string

  6. example: date('dS F Y', strtotime($row['date']));
    output: 16th July 2014


Warning: strtotime() [function.strtotime]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function.

Since PHP 5.1.0, the date/time function has been rewritten, we need to set the timezone before use the date() and strtotime() functions. Otherwise, it will generate a E_NOTICE or E_WARNING message.

date_default_timezone_set('America/New_York'); //<-- set timezone region
echo date('dS F Y', strtotime($row['date']));

Reference mysqli datetime example statement, please open the code source as below.

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//MySQLI DATE_FORMAT with PHP foreach() function

//connect database
$DB = new mysqli('localhost''username''password''database'); 

//Using MySQL Date_Format()
$query_date 'SELECT table_date FROM table_name';
$result $DB->query($query_date);
$found $result->num_rows){

//Use PHP foreach() function retrieve data
while($row $result->fetch_assoc()){
$row as $key => $value)
date_default_timezone_set('America/New_York'); //<--set timezone region before
echo date('dS F Y'strtotime($value)).'<br/>'//<-- then use date and strtotime functions display date string format
$result->free(); // keep to free up
$DB->close(); //close database


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