PHP | date_timestamp_set() Function

PHP date_timestamp_set() 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_timestamp_set() Function in PHP.

The built-in date_timestamp_set() function in PHP is an alias of the DateTime::setTimestamp(). This PHP function accepts DateTime object and an Unix timestamp as parameters and set the specified timestamp to the given object.

Syntax

Following below is the syntax to use this function -

date_timestamp_set($object, $timestamp)


Parameter Details

Sr.NoParameter & Description
1

object(Mandatory)

This is a DateTime object.

2

timestamp(Mandatory)

This is an Unix timestamp .


Return Value

This function returns the DateTime object with modified time value. In case of failure, this PHP function returns the boolean value false.

PHP Version

This function was first introduced as part of core PHP version 5.3.0 and, it works with all of the later versions.

Example1

Following example demonstrates the usage of date_timestamp_set() function -

<?php
   $date = new DateTime();
   $res = date_timestamp_set($date, 1505292545);   
   print("Date: ".date_format($res, "Y/m/d H:i:s"));
?>

Output

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

Date: 2017/09/13 08:49:05

Example2

The following example creates a DateTime object and modifies its time value using the built-in PHP date_timestamp_set() Function -

<?php
   $date = new DateTime();
   $timestamp1 = time() - (23*12*30);   
   $res1 = date_timestamp_set($date, $timestamp1);      
   print("Date: ".date_format($res1, "Y/m/d H:i:s"));
   print("\n");
   $timestamp2 = time() + (23*12*30);
   $res2 = date_timestamp_set($date, $timestamp2);  
   print("Date: ".date_format($res2, "Y/m/d H:i:s"));
?>

Output

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

Date: 2020/05/11 08:57:30
Date: 2020/05/11 13:33:30

Example3

As an alternative to this function you can just pass the time stamp value as a string preceded by "@" as a parameter to the DateTime construct -

<?php
  $date = new DateTime("@1495283256");
   print("Date: ".date_format($date, "Y/m/d H:i:s"));?>

Output

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

Date: 2017/05/20 12:27:36


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_get_last_errors() Function in PHP.

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