user523129 user523129 - 6 months ago 17
PHP Question

PHP: add seconds to a date

I have

$adate;
which contains:

Tue Jan 4 07:59:59 2011


I want to add to this date the following:

$duration=674165; // in seconds


Once the seconds are added I need the result back into date format.

I don't know what I'm doing, but I am getting odd results.

Note: both variables are dynamic. Now they are equal to the values given, but next query they will have different values.

Answer

If you are using php 5.3+ you can use a new way to do it.

<?php 
$date = new DateTime();
echo $date->getTimestamp(). "<br>";
$date->add(new DateInterval('PT674165S')); // adds 674165 secs
echo $date->getTimestamp();
?>