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Changing the Date Format in PhpMyAdmin DB

Thread began 5/22/2012 3:26 am by salaroche | Last modified 8/16/2013 12:46 pm by salaroche | 16625 views | 16 replies

Jason ByrnesWebAssist

This is of those simple questions to ask, but the answer is a bit long winded. so here goes:

data conversion and display relies on the following 2 php functions:

The strtotime() function uses the separator to determine if the date being passed is a US formated date(m/d/Y) or European format (d-m-Y)

if the seprotor used is a slash:

the strtotime function reads the date as:
Feb 12 2013

if you pas the same date to the strtotime function using a dash or period as the seperator:

the strtotime function will read that as the European format:
December 2 2013

so what this all boils down to is this:

if you pass the date as:

using the dash as a separator to the strtotime() function, it gets treated as the European format:

in order to use the dash separator with the us format and have the strtotime() functin treat it correctly, you will need to use extra copde to convert the - to a slash:


if($_SERVER["REQUEST_METHOD"] == "POST")     {
$_POST['dateElement'] = "".((isset($_POST["dateElement"]))?date("Y-m-d"strtotime(str_replace("-""/"$_POST["dateElement"]))):"")  ."";

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