PHP | date_get_last_errors() Function

PHP date_get_last_errors() Function


Hello folks! welcome back to a new edition of our tutorial on PHP. In this tutorial guide, we are going to be studying about the PHP date_get_last_errors() Function.

The built-in date_get_last_errors() function in PHP is an alias of the built-in PHP DateTime::getLastErrors()::_construct(). This function is used in getting the warnings and errors that occurred while parsing a date string.

Syntax

Following below is the syntax to use this function -

date_get_last_errors();


Parameter Details

This built-in PHP function does not accept any parameters.

Return Value

This function returns an array that contains all warnings and errors which occurs when you try to parse a date string.

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 usage of date_get_last_errors() function -

<?php
   date_create("215-7896-848");
   $errors = date_get_last_errors();
   print_r($errors);
?>

Output

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

Array
(
    [warning_count] => 1
    [warnings] => Array
        (
            [8] => Double timezone specification
        )

    [error_count] => 5
    [errors] => Array
        (
            [0] => Unexpected character
            [1] => Unexpected character
            [2] => Unexpected character
            [6] => Unexpected character
            [7] => Unexpected character
        )

)

Example2

Using this function you can catch the errors occurred while creating a date as shown below -

<?php
   try { 
      $res = new DateTime("215-7896-848");
      print($res);
   }  catch (Exception $e) { 
      print_r(DateTime::getLastErrors()); 
   }  
?>

Output

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

Array
(
    [warning_count] => 1
    [warnings] => Array
        (
            [8] => Double timezone specification
        )

    [error_count] => 5
    [errors] => Array
        (
            [0] => Unexpected character
            [1] => Unexpected character
            [2] => Unexpected character
            [6] => Unexpected character
            [7] => Unexpected character
        )

)

Example3

Following example displays the warnings and errors that occurred while creating a DateTime object using the built-in PHP date_create_from_format() function -

//Creating a DateTime object
$date = "25-Mar-1989";
$format = "d-Z-Y";
$res = date_create_from_format($format, $date);
print_r(date_get_last_errors());

Output

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

Array
(
    [warning_count] => 0
    [warnings] => Array
        (
        )

    [error_count] => 3
    [errors] => Array
        (
            [3] => The format separator does not match
            [4] => Unexpected data found.
        )

)


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

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