Olga Real Olga Real - 3 months ago 25
PHP Question

Convert DateTime to String PHP

ok, I already researched a lot of site on how can i convert PHP DateTime object to String.
I always see "String to DateTime" and not "DateTime to String"

PHP DateTime can be echoed, but what i want to process my DateTime with PHP string functions.

Now my question is how can I make PHP dateTime Object to a string
starting from this kind of codes

<?php
$dts = new DateTime(); //this returns the current date time
echo strlen($dts);
?>

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Answer

You can use the format method of the DateTime class:

$date = new DateTime('2000-01-01');
$result = $date->format('Y-m-d H:i:s');

If format fails for some reason, it will return FALSE. In some applications, it might make sense to handle the failing case:

if ($result) {
  echo $result;
} else { // format failed
  echo "Unknown Time";
}