[Solved] Convert DateTime to String PHP

I have 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.

My question is how can I make PHP dateTime Object to a string starting from this kind of code:

$dts = new DateTime(); //this returns the current date time
echo strlen($dts);
Enquirer: Netorica


Solution #1:

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";
Respondent: rjz

Solution #2:

The simplest way I found is:

$date   = new DateTime(); //this returns the current date time
$result = $date->format('Y-m-d-H-i-s');
echo $result . "<br>";
$krr    = explode('-', $result);
$result = implode("", $krr);
echo $result;

I hope it helps.

Respondent: sailer

Solution #3:

echo date_format($date,"Y/m/d H:i:s");
Respondent: Dhawal Naik

Solution #4:

There are some predefined formats in date_d.php to use with format like:

define ('DATE_ATOM', "Y-m-dTH:i:sP");
define ('DATE_COOKIE', "l, d-M-y H:i:s T");
define ('DATE_ISO8601', "Y-m-dTH:i:sO");
define ('DATE_RFC822', "D, d M y H:i:s O");
define ('DATE_RFC850', "l, d-M-y H:i:s T");
define ('DATE_RFC1036', "D, d M y H:i:s O");
define ('DATE_RFC1123', "D, d M Y H:i:s O");
define ('DATE_RFC2822', "D, d M Y H:i:s O");
define ('DATE_RFC3339', "Y-m-dTH:i:sP");
define ('DATE_RSS', "D, d M Y H:i:s O");
define ('DATE_W3C', "Y-m-dTH:i:sP");

Use like this:

$date = new DateTime();
$string = $date->format(DATE_RFC2822);
Respondent: Glauco Neves

Solution #5:

Shorter way using list. And you can do what you want with each date component.

list($day,$month,$year,$hour,$min,$sec) = explode("/",date('d/m/Y/h/i/s'));
echo $month.'/'.$day.'/'.$year.' '.$hour.':'.$min.':'.$sec;
Respondent: lisandro

Solution #6:

Its worked for me

$start_time   = date_create_from_format('Y-m-d H:i:s', $start_time);
$current_date = new DateTime();
$diff         = $start_time->diff($current_date);
$aa           = (string)$diff->format('%R%a');
echo gettype($aa);
Respondent: sumit sharma

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