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The date_sub() function is an inbuilt function in PHP that is used to subtract days, months, years, hours, minutes, and seconds from given date. This function returns a DateTime object on success and FALSE on failure.

Syntax:

date_sub($object, $interval)

Parameters: The date_sub() function accepts two parameters as described below:

  • $object: It is a required parameter that specifies the DateTime object returned by date_create() function.
  • $interval: It is a required parameter that specifies the DateInterval object that we want to subtract.

Return Value: It returns a DateTime object after subtracting the interval. Below programs illustrate the date_sub() function:

Program 1:

php

<?php
// PHP program to illustrate date_sub() function
 
// Create a Date Object
$date = date_create('2018-06-25');
 
// Subtract 5 years from the 25th of June, 2018
date_sub($date, date_interval_create_from_date_string('5 years'));
 
echo date_format($date, 'Y-m-d') . "\n";
 
 
// Create a Date Object
$date = date_create('2018-06-25');
 
// Subtract 5 month from the 25th of June, 2018
date_sub($date, date_interval_create_from_date_string('5 month'));
 
echo date_format($date, 'Y-m-d'). "\n";
 
 
// Create a Date Object
$date = date_create('2018-06-25');
 
// Subtract 5 days from the 25th of June, 2018
date_sub($date, date_interval_create_from_date_string('5 days'));
 
echo date_format($date, 'Y-m-d');
 
?>

                    

Output
2013-06-25
2018-01-25
2018-06-20 

Program 2: When invalid date is passed the date_sub function return a warning message.

php

<?php
// PHP program to illustrate date_sub function
 
// The date_sub() function returns warning
// if we passing invalid date
$date = date_create('2018-25-25');
 
date_sub($date, date_interval_create_from_date_string('5 years'));
 
echo date_format($date, 'Y-m-d') . "\n";
 
?>

                    

Output:

Warning: date_sub() expects parameter 1 to be DateTime, bool given in /home/guest/sandbox/Solution.php on line 8
Warning: date_format() expects parameter 1 to be DateTimeInterface, bool given in /ho...

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



Last Updated : 29 Jan, 2024
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