PHP | timezone_abbreviations_list() Function

PHP timezone_abbreviations_list() 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 timezone_abbreviations_list() Function.

The built-in timezone_abbreviations_list() function in PHP is an alias of the built-in PHP DateTimeZone::listAbbreviations(). It returns the dst, offset and name values of timezones in the form of an array.

Syntax

Following below is the syntax to use this function -

timezone_abbreviations_list()


Parameter Details

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

Return Value

This built-in PHP function returns an array containing the list of (dst, offset and name) values of various timezones. In the case of failure, This function returns the boolean value false.

PHP Version

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

Example1

Below example illustrates the usage of the timezone_abbreviations_list() function -

<?php
   //setting the timezone
   $res = timezone_abbreviations_list();
   print_r($res["acst"]);
?>

Output

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

Array
(
    [0] => Array
        (
            [dst] =>
            [offset] => 34200
            [timezone_id] => Australia/Adelaide
        )

    [1] => Array
        (
            [dst] =>
            [offset] => 34200
            [timezone_id] => Australia/Broken_Hill
        )

    [2] => Array
        (
            [dst] =>
            [offset] => 34200
            [timezone_id] => Australia/Darwin
        )

    [3] => Array
        (
            [dst] =>
            [offset] => 34200
            [timezone_id] => Australia/North
        )

    [4] => Array
        (
            [dst] =>
            [offset] => 34200
            [timezone_id] => Australia/South
        )

    [5] => Array
        (
            [dst] =>
            [offset] => 34200
            [timezone_id] => Australia/Yancowinna
        )

)

Example2

Try the following example -

<?php
   $timezone_abbreviations = timezone_abbreviations_list ();
   print_r($timezone_abbreviations["acst"]);
   echo "----------------------------------------------\n";
   
   # Using second function.
   $timezone_abbreviations = DateTimeZone::listAbbreviations();
   
   print_r($timezone_abbreviations["acst"]);
?>

Output

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

Array (
   [0] => Array (
      [dst] => 1
      [offset] => -14400
      [timezone_id] => America/Porto_Acre
   )
   [1] => Array (
      [dst] => 1
      [offset] => -14400
      [timezone_id] => America/Eirunepe
   )
   [2] => Array (
      [dst] => 1
      [offset] => -14400
      [timezone_id] => America/Rio_Branco
   )
   [3] => Array (
      [dst] => 1
      [offset] => -14400
      [timezone_id] => Brazil/Acre
   )
)
------------------------------------------------------
Array (
   [0] => Array (
      [dst] => 1
      [offset] => -14400
      [timezone_id] => America/Porto_Acre
   )
   [1] => Array (
      [dst] => 1
      [offset] => -14400
      [timezone_id] => America/Eirunepe
   )
   [2] => Array (
      [dst] => 1
      [offset] => -14400
      [timezone_id] => America/Rio_Branco
   )
   [3] => Array (
      [dst] => 1
      [offset] => -14400
      [timezone_id] => Brazil/Acre
   )
)


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

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