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Changing the date format of a field in a results page

Thread began 8/28/2010 12:44 pm by iainmacdonald331081 | Last modified 8/29/2010 3:12 am by John Langer | 469 views | 3 replies |

iainmacdonald331081

Changing the date format of a field in a results page

This must be possible - I'm just trying to change the date format on a page here to the format 28th August 2010, but not sure how to go about it.

educational-tours.php

I've done it OK on the details page :

tourdetails.php?packageID=155

Using

php:
<?php

$colname_DateFormat 
"1";
if (isset(
$_GET['packageID'])) {
  
$colname_DateFormat = (get_magic_quotes_gpc()) ? $_GET['packageID'] : addslashes($_GET['packageID']);
}
mysql_select_db($database_connPackages$connPackages);
$query_DateFormat sprintf("SELECT date_format(dateadded, '%%D %%b %%Y') as formatted_date FROM packages WHERE packageID = %s"$colname_DateFormat);
$DateFormat mysql_query($query_DateFormat$connPackages) or die(mysql_error());
$row_DateFormat mysql_fetch_assoc($DateFormat);
$totalRows_DateFormat mysql_num_rows($DateFormat);
?>



Any pointers on how to do the same on the results page would be much appreciated.

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John LangerBeta Tester

Where you want to display the date just use this code changing your recordset name as appropriate

php:
<?php echo date('j F Y',strtotime($row_YOUR_RECORDSET_NAME['your_date_field'])); ?>
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iainmacdonald331081

Thanks John - I now have no idea why, when I looked at how to do this a good while ago, I found the convoluted method used above in the details page.

I'm sure at the time, it looked like one of those little things which had far more complicated a solution than ever seemed reasonable.

So I really appreciate finally discovering that there is, after all, a straightforward way of doing this!

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John LangerBeta Tester

No problem Iain, glad it worked <phew> :)

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