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PHP | date_parse() Function
  • Last Updated : 06 Dec, 2019

The date_parse() is an inbuilt function in PHP which is used to find the detailed information about a specified date. This function returns an associative array of detailed information for a specified date on success and returns FALSE on failure

Syntax:

date_parse($date)

Parameters Used: The date_parse() function accepts only one parameter as mentioned above and described below:

  • $date: It is a mandatory parameter which specifies the date (in a format accepted by strtotime() function)

Return Value: Returns an associative array containing information about the parsed date.

Errors/Exceptions: In case if the date format has an error, an error message will appear.



Below programs illustrate the date_parse() function.

Program 1:




<?php
// PHP program to illustrate 
// the date_parse function
  
print_r(date_parse("2018-06-27 12:30:45.5"));
?>
Output:
Array
(
    [year] => 2018
    [month] => 6
    [day] => 27
    [hour] => 12
    [minute] => 30
    [second] => 45
    [fraction] => 0.5
    [warning_count] => 0
    [warnings] => Array
        (
        )

    [error_count] => 0
    [errors] => Array
        (
        )

    [is_localtime] => 
)

Program 2: If we Passing incorrect format of date in function then program run successfully but it will count errors. below program show [error_count] =gt; 1.




<?php
// PHP program to illustrate 
// the date_parse function
  
// Passing incorrect format of date then
// it will gives errors.
// [error_count] => 1
print_r(date_parse("2018-18-18"));
?>
Output:
Array
(
    [year] => 2018
    [month] => 1
    [day] => 1
    [hour] => 
    [minute] => 
    [second] => 
    [fraction] => 
    [warning_count] => 0
    [warnings] => Array
        (
        )

    [error_count] => 1
    [errors] => Array
        (
            [6] => Unexpected character
        )

    [is_localtime] => 1
    [zone_type] => 1
    [zone] => 1080
    [is_dst] => 
)

Reference: http://php.net/manual/en/function.date-parse.php

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