PHP | timezone_name_get() Function

PHP timezone_name_get() 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 timezone_name_get() Function in PHP.

The built-in timezone_name_get() function in PHP is an alias of the DateTimeZone::getName(). This function accepts a DateTimeZone object as a parameter and returns its timezone.

Syntax

Following below is the syntax to use this function -

timezone_name_get($object)


Parameter Details

Sr.NoParameter & Description
1

object (Mandatory)

This is a DateTimeZone object.


Return Value

This PHP function returns a string value specifying the timezone of the given object.

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 shows the usage of the PHP timezone_name_get() function -

<?php
   //setting the timezone
   $tz = new DateTimeZone('Nigeria/Rivers');   
   $res = timezone_name_get($tz);
   print("Timezone: ".$res);
?>

Output

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

Timezone: Nigeria/Rivers

Example2

Try the following example -

$dateSrc = '2007-04-19 12:50 GMT';
$dateTime = date_create( $dateSrc);
$DateTimeZone = timezone_open ( 'America/Chicago' );   
date_timezone_set( $dateTime, $DateTimeZone );
$NewDateTimeZone = date_timezone_get($dateTime);   
echo 'New timeZone is '. timezone_name_get($NewDateTimeZone);
echo "\n";
# Using second function.
$dateTime = new DateTime($dateSrc);
$DateTimeZone = timezone_open ( 'America/Chicago' );
$dateTime->setTimezone( $DateTimeZone );   
echo 'New timeZone is '. $DateTimeZone->getName ();

Output

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

New timeZone is America/Chicago
New timeZone is America/Chicago


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 timezone_offset_get() Function in PHP.

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