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Date Format On Form Submit

Thread began 11/04/2013 3:45 pm by bill173836 | Last modified 11/05/2013 11:41 am by Jason Byrnes | 862 views | 3 replies |

bill173836

Date Format On Form Submit

I've created an appointment form where the data gets saved in the database and an email gets sent to the form submitter. I want to display the date and time in a more user friendly format. Here is how it is coded in the email php file.

Email Code as it is:
<strong>Date Requested:</strong> <?php echo ((isset($_POST["appointDate"]))?$_POST["appointDate"]:"")?>
<strong>Time Requested:</strong> Between <?php echo ((isset($_POST["appointTime1"]))?$_POST["appointTime1"]:"")?> And <?php echo ((isset($_POST["appointTime2"]))?$_POST["appointTime2"]:"")?>

Which shows up like:
Date Requested: 2013-11-01
Time Requested: Between 07:00:00 And 14:00:00

I want it to be:
Date Requested: November 1, 2013
Time Requested: Between 7:00AM And 2:00PM

Any suggestions?

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

use the PHP date() function to convert the date format:
http://www.php.net/manual/en/function.date.php

for example, to change:
Date Requested: 2013-11-01

to the November 1, 2013 format, change the code:
<?php echo ((isset($_POST["appointDate"]))?$_POST["appointDate"]:"")?>

to:
<?php echo ((isset($_POST["appointDate"]))?date("F j, Y", strtotime($_POST["appointDate"])):"")?>

refer to the php date manual link for details on the formatting characters.

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bill173836

That works for the date but what about the time.

Time Requested: Between 07:00:00 And 14:00:00
Time Requested: Between 7:00AM And 2:00PM

Thanks

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

the same concept applies to the time, refer to the date format page for details on the formating characters to use:
http://www.php.net/manual/en/function.date.php


in the time section I see:
a Lowercase Ante meridiem and Post meridiem am or pm
A Uppercase Ante meridiem and Post meridiem AM or PM
g 12-hour format of an hour without leading zeros 1 through 12


so you would use "gA" to have no leading zeros in the 12 hour format and use a capital AM / PM.

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