Wednesday, December 26, 2012

How to display date in PHP


To display date in PHP we use date() function.

Example-1:

<?php echo date("d-m-Y"); ?>

Output: 13-11-2011

To display time in PHP we can use the same function like this

Example-2
<?php echo date("h:i:s");  ?> //Outputs hour:minute:seconds as below

Output: 06:09:08

Oops don't panic if the time displayed on your screen is different from your clock. To correct it you have to set the default time-zone as below:


<?php 
   date_default_timezone_set('Asia/Kolkata'); //mine is Asia/Kolkata
   echo date("h:i:s"); 
?>

You may have noticed that in example1 date("d-m-Y") d is small, m is small, Y is capitalized. Is there any relevance in doing so? Yes of-course, there is.

echo date("d-m-y"); //outputs 13-11-11
echo date("d-M-y"); //outputs 13-Nov-11
echo date("D-M-y"); //outputs Sun-Nov-11

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