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Updating record using UK date format (dd-mm-yyyy or dd/mm/yyyy)

Thread began 3/23/2015 8:45 am by jon211112 | Last modified 3/24/2015 12:46 pm by Jason Byrnes | 637 views | 3 replies |

jon211112

Updating record using UK date format (dd-mm-yyyy or dd/mm/yyyy)

I have read many posts in the forums about this but none are giving me the info I need.

I have a number of input fields (type="text") which have a date in. I know they are stored in the database in the format yyyy-mm-dd and I am fine changing it to dd/mm/yyyy when reading it back and showing it in a field. But, where I'm stuck is how I convert them back to yyyy-mm-dd so the UPDATE behaviour works again.

I've seen that strtotime looks at the separator to establish whether it's US or EU but even if I go with dd-mm-yyyy it's not storing it.

I'm not using SPRY or any WA validation features, I just want to convert the value from dd/mm/yyyy to yyyy-mm-dd so it updates correctly.

Many thanks

Jon

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

to convert the date back to yyyy-mm-dd format, you need to add code using the date and strtotime functions.

for example sakes, lets say the date form element is named "dateField". you would add code at line 1 of the update page to see if dateField has a value and convert it:

<?php
if(isset($_POST['dateField'])) {
$_POST['dateField'] = date("Y-m-d", strtotime($_POST['dateField']));
}
?>

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jon211112

Thanks Jason. That's exactly what I needed. The bit I was missing was where to put the code. It makes sense to simply reformat it at the start of the update page but I wasn't sure that was the best place.

Many thanks for the speedy reply.

Cheers

Jon

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

you're welcome.

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