Rohan Kumar Rohan Kumar - 10 days ago 4
PHP Question

How to compare two dates in php

How to compare two dates in php if dates are in format

'03_01_12'
and
'31_12_11'
.

I am using this code:

$date1=date('d_m_y');
$date2='31_12_11';
if(strtotime($date1) < strtotime($date2))
echo '1 is small ='.strtotime($date1).','.$date1;
else
echo '2 is small ='.strtotime($date2).','.$date2;


But its not working..

Answer

You will have to make sure that your dates are valid date objects.

Try this:

$date1=date('d/m/y');
$tempArr=explode('_', '31_12_11');
$date2 = date("d/m/y", mktime(0, 0, 0, $tempArr[1], $tempArr[0], $tempArr[2]));

You can then perform the strtotime() method to get the difference.

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