Cameron Cameron - 27 days ago 8
PHP Question

PHP: Date larger than current date

I have this code:

$curdate = '22-02-2011';

$mydate = '10-10-2011';

if($curdate > $mydate)
{
echo '<span class="status expired">Expired</span>';
}


This would echo expired BUT shouldn't because $mydate is in the future and therefore smaller than the $curdate but PHP is looking at JUST the first two numbers 22 and 10 instead of the whole string. How can I fix this?

Thanks

Zak Zak
Answer

Try converting them both to timestamps first, and then compare two converted value:

$curdate=strtotime('22-02-2011');
$mydate=strtotime('10-10-2011');

if($curdate > $mydate)
{
    echo '<span class="status expired">Expired</span>';
}

This converts them to the number of seconds since January 1, 1970, so your comparison should work.