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Supported Date and Time Formats

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This section describes all the different formats that the strtotime(), DateTime and date_create() parser understands. The formats are grouped by section. In most cases formats from different sections can be used in the same date/time string. For each of the supported formats, one or more examples are given, as well as a description for the format. Characters in single quotes in the formats are case-insensitive ('t' could be t or T), characters in double quotes are case-sensitive ("T" is only T).

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Ray.Paseur sometimes uses Gmail
1 month ago
When you've got external inputs that do not strictly follow the formatting and disambiguation rules, you may still be able to use the static method ::createFromFormat() to create a usable DateTime object

<?php
/**
* Date values separated by slash are assumed to be in American order: m/d/y
* Date values separated by dash are assumed to be in European order: d-m-y
* Exact formats for date/time strings can be injected with ::createFromFormat()
*/
error_reporting(E_ALL);

// THIS IS INVALID, WOULD IMPLY MONTH == 19
$external = "19/10/2016 14:48:21";

// HOWEVER WE CAN INJECT THE FORMATTING WHEN WE DECODE THE DATE
$format = "d/m/Y H:i:s";
$dateobj = DateTime::createFromFormat($format, $external);

$iso_datetime = $dateobj->format(Datetime::ATOM);
echo
"SUCCESS: $external EQUALS ISO-8601 $iso_datetime";

// MAN PAGE: http://php.net/manual/en/datetime.createfromformat.php
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