date_format() function in PHP

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The date_format() function returns date formatted according to given format.

Syntax

date_format(obj, format)

Parameters

  • obj − DateTime object

  • format − It specifies how to format the result −

    • d − The day of the month (from 01 to 31)

    • D − A textual representation of a day (three letters)

    • j − The day of the month without leading zeros (1 to 31)

    • l (lowercase 'L') − A full textual representation of a day

    • N − The ISO-8601 numeric representation of a day (1 for Monday through 7 for Sunday)

    • S − The English ordinal suffix for the day of the month (2 characters st, nd, rd or th. Works well with j)

    • w − A numeric representation of the day (0 for Sunday through 6 for Saturday)

    • z − The day of the year (from 0 through 365)

    • W − The ISO-8601 week number of year (weeks starting on Monday)

    • F − A full textual representation of a month (January through December)

    • m − A numeric representation of a month (from 01 to 12)

    • M − A short textual representation of a month (three letters)

    • n − A numeric representation of a month, without leading zeros (1 to 12)

    • t − The number of days in the given month

    • L − Whether it's a leap year (1 if it is a leap year, 0 otherwise)

    • o − The ISO-8601 year number

    • Y − A four digit representation of a year

    • y − A two digit representation of a year

    • a − Lowercase am or pm

    • A − Uppercase AM or PM

    • B − Swatch Internet time (000 to 999)

    • g − 12-hour format of an hour (1 to 12)

    • G − 24-hour format of an hour (0 to 23)

    • h − 12-hour format of an hour (01 to 12)

    • H − 24-hour format of an hour (00 to 23)

    • i − Minutes with leading zeros (00 to 59)

    • s − Seconds, with leading zeros (00 to 59)

    • e − The timezone identifier (Examples: UTC, Atlantic/Azores)

    • I (capital i) − Whether the date is in daylights savings time (1 if Daylight Savings Time, 0 otherwise)

    • O − Difference to Greenwich time (GMT) in hours (Example: +0100)

    • T − Timezone setting of the PHP machine (Examples: EST, MDT)

    • Z − Timezone offset in seconds. The offset west of UTC is negative, and the offset east of UTC is positive (-43200 to 43200)

    • c − The ISO-8601 date (e.g. 2004-02-12T15:19:21+00:00)

    • r − The RFC 2822 formatted date (e.g. Thu, 21 Dec 2000 16:01:07 +0200)

    • U − The seconds since the Unix Epoch (January 1 1970 00:00:00 GMT)

Return

The date_format() function returns the formatted date on success or FALSE on failure.

Example

The following is an example −

 Live Demo

<?php
   $dt = date_create("2018-09-30");
   echo date_format($dt,"Y/m/d H:i:s");
?>

Output

The following is the output −

2018/09/30 00:00:00
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Published on 16-Oct-2018 08:11:43
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