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PHP | DatePeriod getDateInterval() Function

  • Last Updated : 30 Sep, 2019

The DatePeriod::getDateInterval() function is an inbuilt function in PHP which is used to return the date interval for the given date period.

Syntax:

DateInterval DatePeriod::getDateInterval( void )

Parameters: This function does not accept any parameters.

Return Value: This function returns the DateInterval object of the given date period.

Below programs illustrate the DatePeriod::getDateInterval() function in PHP:



Program 1:




<?php
  
// Create a new DatePeriod object
$DP = new DatePeriod('R7/2019-09-25T12:30:00Z/P5D');
  
// Calling the DatePeriod::getDateInterval() function
$dateInterval = $DP->getDateInterval();
  
// Getting the date interval of the given DatePeriod
echo $dateInterval->format('%d days');
  
?>
Output:
5 days

Program 2:




<?php
  
// Declare the start date
$start_date = new DateTime('2019-09-01');
  
// Declare the DateInterval
$interval = new DateInterval('P5D');
  
// Declare the end date
$end_date = new DateTime('2019-09-30');
  
// Create a new DatePeriod object
$DP = new DatePeriod($start_date, $interval, $end_date);
  
// Calling the DatePeriod::getDateInterval() function
$dateInterval = $DP->getDateInterval();
  
// Getting the date interval of the given DatePeriod
echo $dateInterval->format('%d days');
  
?>
Output:
5 days

Reference: https://www.php.net/manual/en/dateperiod.getdateinterval.php




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