Friday, November 6, 2020

PHP | jdmonthname() Function

PHP jdmonthname() 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 PHP jdmonthname() Function.

The PHP jdmonthname() function returns a string which contains a month name. The mode tells this function which calendar to convert the Julian Day Count to, and what type of month names are to be returned.


Following below is the syntax to use this function -

jdmonthname ( $julianday [, $mode] );

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Parameter Details

Sr.NoParameter & Description


The Julian Day to operate on



It defines which calendar to convert the Julian day count to, and what type of month names are to be returned. Mode values −

  • 0 − Gregorian - abbreviated (Jan, Feb, Mar, etc.)
  • 1 − Gregorian (January, February, March, etc.)
  • 2 − Julian - abbreviated (Jan, Feb, Mar, etc.)
  • 3 − Julian (January, February, March, etc.)
  • 4 − Jewish (Tishri, Heshvan, Kislev, etc.)
  • 5 − French Republican (Vendemiaire, Brumaire, Frimaire, etc.)

Return Value

It returns the month name for the given Julian Day and calendar.


Try out the below example -

   $jd = cal_to_jd(CAL_GREGORIAN,date("m"),date("d"),date("Y"));


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


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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 jdtofrench() Function.

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