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Countdown timer actions not working

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Hi I'm trying to use my countdown timer to do a certain action when time is reach in this example I want to point users to another page, but seems like I'm going wrong somewhere along the way. When it reaches 0 it just starts counting up from 0

<html>
<?php

define('TIMEZONE', 'Africa/Harare');
date_default_timezone_set(TIMEZONE);


$targetDate = new DateTime('2016-09-29 23:00:00');

$remaining = $targetDate->diff(new DateTime());

// not done
if( $remaining > 0 )
{ 
echo $remaining->format('%a D - %H:%I:%S');   //--> 86 D - 19:44:24
}

// done
else
{  
header("Location: testlogin.php");
			exit();



}
?>
</html>
Edited by cobusbo

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Maybe I'm confused, but how does this ever get to be zero? Your target is 5 months away.

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Maybe I'm confused, but how does this ever get to be zero? Your target is 5 months away.

That's just an example date I've tested it with current date and time

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So wouldn't that have been a good example to show us?

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So wouldn't that have been a good example to show us?

As requested I've tried something new with time()

<html>
<?php

define('TIMEZONE', 'Africa/Harare');
date_default_timezone_set(TIMEZONE);


$targetDate = new DateTime('2016-04-01 20:59:00');

$remaining = $targetDate->diff(new DateTime());
$now = time();
// not done
if( $now > $targetDate )
{ 
echo $remaining->format('%a D - %H:%I:%S');   //--> 86 D - 19:44:24
}

// done
else
{  
header("Location: testlogin.php");
			exit();



}
?>
</html>

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Once again the failure to include simple PHP error checking during a development costs you time and frustration.

 

You are comparing a datetime var against an integer and that's what I get when I run your script:

 

Notice: Object of class DateInterval could not be converted to int in /home/albany/public_html/homejg/test.php on line 10

 

 

See my signature.

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