idate

idate

(PHP 5)

idate -- Format a local time/date as integer

Description

int idate ( string format [, int timestamp] )

Returns a number formatted according to the given format string using the given integer timestamp or the current local time if no timestamp is given. In other words, timestamp is optional and defaults to the value of time().

Unlike the function date(), idate() accepts just one char in the format parameter.

Table 1. The following characters are recognized in the format parameter string

format characterDescription
BSwatch Beat/Internet Time
dDay of the month
hHour (12 hour format)
HHour (24 hour format)
iMinutes
Ireturns 1 if DST is activated, 0 otherwise
Lreturns 1 for leap year, 0 otherwise
mMonth number
sSeconds
tDays in current month
USeconds since the Unix Epoch - January 1 1970 00:00:00 GMT - this is the same as time()
wDay of the week (0 on Sunday)
WISO-8601 week number of year, weeks starting on Monday
yYear (1 or 2 digits - check note below)
YYear (4 digits)
zDay of the year
ZTimezone offset in seconds

Note: As idate() returns always an integer and as they can't start with a "0", idate() may return less digits then you would expect. See the example below:

<?php
$timestamp
= strtotime('1st January 2004'); //1072915200

// this prints the year in a two digit format
// however, as this would start with a "0", it
// only prints "4"
echo idate('y', $timestamp);
?>

See also date() and time().

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