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Converting to a date format


jmahdi

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Hi there,

 

i want to convert whatever a user inputs through and html form to a DATE format which when posted will be entered (using mysql) as that particular Date format , i'm using this:

 

$date = "12-12-11"; //assume this to be the user input

	$time = strtotime($date);
	$new_date = date("d/m/Y",$time);
                echo $new_date;

 

but this format will give the output as:  11/12/2012.....is there a way to convert whatever the user enters to be: dd/mm/yyyy which gives: 12/12/2011

thanks so much

 

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$date = "10-12-11"; //assume this to be the user input

What date is that?  Is that October 12, 2011?  Is it December 10, 2011?  Is it December 11, 2010?  All three of those dates are valid interpretations of that string.  That's your problem: Your user input is ambiguous.

 

You need to attempt to use explode() and mktime() to make a valid timestamp out of these dates, then you can use date() to format it however you like.

 

-Dan

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You didn't reply to my message, which shows you exactly why you need to enforce a certain format from the users.

 

thanks for your reply and sorry for me not replying, I was just about look into applying what you had told me....I'll be back :)

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You didn't reply to my message, which shows you exactly why you need to enforce a certain format from the users.

 

how about this for a converter:

$signs = array("-", "\\", "/", "*");
	$rpl = str_replace($signs, ' ', $date);
	$d = explode(" ", $rpl);
	$date = mktime(0,0,0,$d[0], $d[1], $d[2]);
	echo $date;
	echo strftime("%d/%m/%Y", $date);

I think this solves it....thanks again for the tip

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That assumes you know what order the user is entering the date in.  If you're 100% confident that they'll always use that order (and they're not, say, european or a smartass like me) then you're fine.

 

in fact...i give up :( ... how on earth can i guess in what order the user is inputting the date? help please....

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