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PHP | date_offset_get() Function
  • Last Updated : 14 Sep, 2018

The date_offset_get() function is an inbuilt function in PHP which is used to returns the timezone offset. This function returns the timezone offset in seconds from UTC (Universal Time Coordinated) on success or FALSE on failure.

Syntax:

  • Procedural Style:
    int date_offset_get( $object )
  • Object Oriented Style:
    int DateTime::getOffset( void )
    int DateTimeImmutable::getOffset( void )
    int DateTimeInterface::getOffset( void )

Parameters: This function accepts single parameter $object which is mandatory in procedural style. The DateTime object returned by date_create() function. But in case of object oriented style no parameter required.

Return Value: This function returns the timezone offset in seconds from UTC(Universal Time Coordinated) on success or FALSE on failure.

Below programs illustrate the date_offset_get() function in PHP:



Program 1:

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<?php
$date1 = date_create('2018-09-12', timezone_open('Asia/Kolkata'));
$date2 = date_create('20018-09-18', timezone_open('Asia/Singapore'));
  
echo date_offset_get($date1) . "\n";
echo date_offset_get($date2) . "\n";
?>

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Output:

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28800

Program 2:

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<?php
$date1 = new DateTime('2018-09-12', new DateTimeZone('Asia/Kolkata'));
$date2 = new DateTimeImmutable('2018-09-18', new DateTimeZone('Asia/Singapore'));
  
echo $date1->getOffset() . "\n";
echo $date2->getOffset() . "\n";
?>

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Output:

19800
28800

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Reference: http://php.net/manual/en/datetime.getoffset.php

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