PHP | date_create_immutable_from_format() Function

PHP date_create_immutable_from_format() Function


Hello dear readers! welcome back to another edition of our tutorial on PHP. In this tutorial guide, we are going to be discussing about the date_create_immutable_from_format() Function in PHP.

date_create_immutable_from_format() function in PHP is an alias of the DateTimeImmutable::createFromFormat(). It accepts a time and format string as parameters, parses the given time string in the specified format and returns a DateTimeImmutable object.

Syntax

Following below is the syntax to use this function -

date_create_immutable_from_format($date, $time [,$timezone])


Parameter Details

Sr.NoParameter & Description
1

format(Mandatory)

This is a string value representing the format in which you need to parse the given time string.

2

time(Mandatory)

This is a string value representing the time you need to parse.

3

timezone(Optional)

This is an object of DateTimeZone class representing the desired timezone.


Return Value

This built-in function returns a DateTime object representing the parsed time. In case of failure, it returns the boolean value false.

PHP Version

This function was first introduced as part of core PHP version 5.5.0 and, it works with all of the later versions.

Example1

Following example demonstrates the utilization of the built-in PHP date_create_immutable_from_format() function -

<?php
   //Creating a DateTime object
   $date = "25-Mar-1989";
   $format = "d-M-Y";
   $res = date_create_immutable_from_format($format, $date);
   print("Date: ".date_format($res, "Y-m-d"));
?>

Output

When the above code is executed, it will produce the following result -

Date: 1989-03-25

Example2

Now, let us try to pass the optional timezone parameter -

<?php
   //Creating a DateTime object
   $date = "25-Mar-1989";
   $format = "d-M-Y";
   $tz = new DateTimeZone('Indian/Mahe');  
   $res = date_create_immutable_from_format($format, $date, $tz);
   print date_format($res, "Y-m-d");
?>

Output

When the above code is executed, it will produce the following result -

1989-03-25

Example3

Following example demonstrates the utilization of the built-in PHP date_create_immutable_from_format() function with different formats -

<?php
   $res1 = date_create_immutable_from_format("j.n.Y", "25.8.2014");
   print(date_format($res1, "Y-m-d"));
   print("\n");
   $res2 = date_create_immutable_from_format('Y-d-m H:i:s', '2014-25-08 12:20:25');
   print(date_format($res2, "Y-m-d H:i:s"));  
?>

Output

When the above code is executed, it will produce the following result -

2014-08-25
2014-08-25 12:20:25


Alright guys! This is where we are rounding up for this tutorial post. In our next tutorial guide, we are going to be discussing about the date_create_immutable() Function in PHP.

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