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hai,
I have a date format as 27/02/2002 which I need to added to a tmp file & then to mysql db(which accepts only yymmdd format)
my coding as follows

ereg("([0-9]{1,2})/([0-9]{1,2})/([0-9]{4})", trim($a[5]),$regs // where $a[5] is an array index which stores the date value.

echo "<td>".$regs[3]."-".$regs[2]."-".$regs[1]."</td>";
$a[5] = $regs[3]."-".$regs[2]."-".$regs[1];//here I change to yymmday format

//if I want to add this in to temp file I add foll code
$writetofile5 = fputs($fd,$a[5].",")); //where $fd is tmp file.

I still cannot get my required format in the temp file.
it still exists as 27/02/2002

can anyone suggest how to write in a file my revised format.
thank u




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dkjariwala earned 100 total points
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You can do without regexp here.

Try this.

$org_date = "27/02/2002";

$date_arr = explode("/",$org_date);
//$date_arr[0] = 27
//$date_arr[1] = 02
//$date_arr[2] = 2002

// So now you can construct date in format you like.

$new_date1= $date_arr[2] . "/" . $date_arr[1] . "/" . $date_arr[0]; //YYYY/MM/DD format in $new_date1.

//$new_date1=2002/02/27

$new_date2 = substr($date_arr[2],2). "/" . $date_arr[1] . "/" . $date_arr[0]; //YY/MM/DD format in $new_date2.

$new_date2 = 02/02/27


Hope that helps,
JD


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by:manju70
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hai JD,

thanks for ur reply.
but can u tell me how to add it in a tmp file using fputs function.

my coding for the same is as below.

$writetofile5 = fputs($fd,$new_date2.",")); //where $fd is tmp file.

can u check for me.

thanks




 

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Yeah that code is correct.

Provided you have *successfully* opened file having pointer $fd.

JD
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by:manju70
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thank u JD,

It works well.
thank u very much.

c u then if I have any more queries.
bye


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by:dkjariwala
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Sure.

Manju, are you indian by any chance ??

JD
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yes why????????
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yes why????????
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