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I have searched several past posts on this subject but none really answer my question.

I printed out a date field to the php report I created.  The date shows with time like this:

2004-08-25 13:25:16

I want to get rid of the time and also format it like this

08-25-2004 where the date is mm/dd/yy

Here is my code in my php page that spits out the time:

$regdate = $row->CreateDate;
print("<td width=\"10\" class=\"bodyblack_l\">&nbsp;</td><td class=.$strRowClass.><b>$count)</b>&nbsp;<b>$row->FName $row->LName</b></td><td align=\"center\" class=\"checkbox\">&nbsp;$p</td><td class=\"strRowClass\">$regdate</td><td width=\"10\" class=\"bodyblack_r\">&nbsp;</td>\n");
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by:iceboxman
ID: 11954698
Try this:

$regdate = date("m-d-y", strtotime($regdate));
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by:iceboxman
ID: 11954720
My above code will convert your time string into a timestamp, the reformat the timestamp to a string.
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cLFlaVA earned 2000 total points
ID: 11954809
Actually, if you want the four-year date, the following will accomplish that:

$regdate = date("m-d-Y", strtotime($regdate));

Many more options can be seen at: http://us4.php.net/manual/en/function.date.php
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by:dba123
ID: 11954834
not workinwhat about the CreateDate field...it is totally left out.  When I use yours, I get weird dates
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by:dba123
ID: 11954866
I tried this:

$regdate = date("m-d-Y",$row->CreateDate);

but it made every date render as 12-31-1969  to the page

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by:Diablo84
ID: 11954878
not sure how well strtotime handles that kind of string, i would have though it would work fine but as your only focusing on the date try the following

$regdate = $row->CreateDate;
$parts = explode(" ",$regdate);
$regdate = date("m-d-Y", strtotime($parts[0]));
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by:dba123
ID: 11954908
whoops, there we go

$regdate = date("m-d-Y", strtotime($row->CreateDate));
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by:Diablo84
ID: 11954931
iceboxman's answer should have been accepted really, or atleast a split.
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by:cLFlaVA
ID: 11954941
I agree - can I do that somehow?
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by:iceboxman
ID: 11955126
But dba123 needs to do it.
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by:cLFlaVA
ID: 11955127
Yeah, that's for the person who asked the question though - is there any way the receiver of the points can split?
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by:Diablo84
ID: 11955168
3 options from the "expert perspecitve"

1) cLFlaVA creates a question entitled "points for iceboxman" however this will take the total points for this question over 500 thus violating the rules

2) wait for dba123 his opinion

3) Be graceful and appreciate that the question asker got his answer which is the most important thing and be happy that you've helped.
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by:cLFlaVA
ID: 11955288
Whatever works.  I'm new here - I just don't want to step on anyone's toes.
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