Wednesday, November 18, 2020

PHP | date_parse() Function

PHP date_parse() 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 PHP date_parse() Function.

The PHP date_parse() function accepts a date as a parameter, parses it and, returns information about the given date in the form of an array.

Syntax

Following below is the syntax to use this function -

date_parse($date)


Parameter Details

Sr.NoParameter & Description
1

date(Mandatory)

This is a date string (should be accepted by the strtotime()) for which you need the info about.


Return Value

This function returns an array, containing information about the given date. Incase of failure, this function returns FALSE.

PHP Version

This function was first introduced as part of core PHP v 5.2.0 and, works with all the later versions.

Example1

Following example illustrates the usage of date_parse() function -

<?php
   print_r(date_parse("2009-11-09 07:30:25.5")); 
?>

Output

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

Array
(
    [year] => 2009
    [month] => 11
    [day] => 9
    [hour] => 7
    [minute] => 30
    [second] => 25
    [fraction] => 0.5
    [warning_count] => 0
    [warnings] => Array
        (
        )

    [error_count] => 0
    [errors] => Array
        (
        )

    [is_localtime] =>
)

Example2

The following example prints an information about the different dates -

<?php
   $date1 = date_parse("25-09-1989");  
   print_r($date1); 
   print("\n");
   $date2 = date_parse("14-02-2012");  
   print_r($date2); 
   print("\n");
   $date3 = date_parse("11-19-2005");  
   print_r($date3); 
   print("\n");
   $date4 = date_parse("17-07-2020");  
   print_r($date4); 
   print("\n");
   $date5 = date_parse("07-11-1995");  
   print_r($date5); 
   print("\n");
?>

Output

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

Array
(
    [year] => 1989
    [month] => 9
    [day] => 25
    [hour] =>
    [minute] =>
    [second] =>
    [fraction] =>
    [warning_count] => 0
    [warnings] => Array
        (
        )

    [error_count] => 0
    [errors] => Array
        (
        )

    [is_localtime] =>
)

Array
(
    [year] => 2012
    [month] => 2
    [day] => 14
    [hour] =>
    [minute] =>
    [second] =>
    [fraction] =>
    [warning_count] => 0
    [warnings] => Array
        (
        )

    [error_count] => 0
    [errors] => Array
        (
        )

    [is_localtime] =>
)

Array
(
    [year] =>
    [month] =>
    [day] =>
    [hour] =>
    [minute] =>
    [second] =>
    [fraction] =>
    [warning_count] => 1
    [warnings] => Array
        (
            [5] => Double timezone specification
        )

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

    [is_localtime] => 1
    [zone_type] => 1
    [zone] => -68400
    [is_dst] =>
)

Array
(
    [year] => 2020
    [month] => 7
    [day] => 17
    [hour] =>
    [minute] =>
    [second] =>
    [fraction] =>
    [warning_count] => 0
    [warnings] => Array
        (
        )

    [error_count] => 0
    [errors] => Array
        (
        )

    [is_localtime] =>
)

Array
(
    [year] => 1995
    [month] => 11
    [day] => 7
    [hour] =>
    [minute] =>
    [second] =>
    [fraction] =>
    [warning_count] => 0
    [warnings] => Array
        (
        )

    [error_count] => 0
    [errors] => Array
        (
        )

    [is_localtime] =>
)

Example3

The following example, shows the usage of the date_parse() with relative formats -

<?php
   print_r(date_parse("2009-18-18"));
   print("\n");
   print_r(date_parse("1990-06-06 +52 week +25 hour"));
?>

Output

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

Array
(
    [year] => 2009
    [month] => 1
    [day] => 1
    [hour] =>
    [minute] =>
    [second] =>
    [fraction] =>
    [warning_count] => 0
    [warnings] => Array
        (
        )

    [error_count] => 1
    [errors] => Array
        (
            [6] => Unexpected character
        )

    [is_localtime] => 1
    [zone_type] => 1
    [zone] => -64800
    [is_dst] =>
)

Array
(
    [year] => 1990
    [month] => 6
    [day] => 6
    [hour] =>
    [minute] =>
    [second] =>
    [fraction] =>
    [warning_count] => 0
    [warnings] => Array
        (
        )

    [error_count] => 0
    [errors] => Array
        (
        )

    [is_localtime] =>
    [relative] => Array
        (
            [year] => 0
            [month] => 0
            [day] => 364
            [hour] => 25
            [minute] => 0
            [second] => 0
        )

)


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 PHP date_sun_info() Function.

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