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#1 AV1611

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Posted 06 July 2006 - 12:10 PM

I have a script that needs to use a date range.  the starting date is not important, but the ending date is always the date of the last sunday before today.

Is there a way to compute the date of last sunday automatically?

#2 CheesierAngel

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Posted 06 July 2006 - 01:00 PM

There is a php function to calculate the current day of the week mcal_day_of_week( int year, int month, int day ) (<a href="http://php.belnet.be...f-week.php">see php manual</a>) and returns the day of the week of the given date. Possible return values range from 0 for Sunday through 6 for Saturday.

For ex.
$day_of_week_today = mcal_day_of_week(strftime('%Y'), strftime('%m'), strftime('%d'));
$previous_sundag = date('Y-m-d', mktime('', '', '', strftime('%m'), strftime('%d') - $day_of_week_today, strftime('%Y'));

#3 obsidian

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Posted 06 July 2006 - 01:21 PM

can't you just use strtotime? try something like this and see if it helps:
echo date('Y-m-d', strtotime("last Sunday"));

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#4 kenrbnsn

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Posted 06 July 2006 - 01:24 PM

You can also get the date of the last sunday by using the date() and strtotime() functions:
$dt = (isset($_GET['d'])?date('Y-m-d',strtotime('last sunday')):date('Y-m-d',strtotime('last sunday',strtotime($_GET['d'])));
echo $dt;


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