sugarFornaciari sugarFornaciari - 7 months ago 40
PHP Question

How to get most recent date from an array of dates?

Hy guys I have an array of dates such as

array(5) {
[0]=> string(19) "2012-06-11 08:30:49"
[1]=> string(19) "2012-06-07 08:03:54"
[2]=> string(19) "2012-05-26 23:04:04"
[3]=> string(19) "2012-05-27 08:30:00"
[4]=> string(19) "2012-06-08 08:30:55"
}


I would like to know which is the most recent date, comparing to the today date.

Do you have any idea to do that?

PEM PEM
Answer

Do a loop, convert the values to date, and store the most recent, in a var.

$mostRecent= 0;
foreach($dates as $date){
  $curDate = strtotime($date);
  if ($curDate > $mostRecent) {
     $mostRecent = $curDate;
  }
}

something like that... you get the idea If you want most recent BEFORE today :

$mostRecent= 0;
$now = time();
foreach($dates as $date){
  $curDate = strtotime($date);
  if ($curDate > $mostRecent && $curDate < $now) {
     $mostRecent = $curDate;
  }
}