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Bad date formatting

Posted on 2007-11-14
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I am returning a date from my DB and using this to display it:

while($rs = mysql_fetch_object($query)) {
  echo "Game #".$rs->gamenum." - Date: ".
        date('M j, Y', $rs->gamedate)." (".$rs->gamedate.")";
}

It is returning this result:
Game #29 - Date: Dec 31, 1969 (2007-04-21 14:00:00)

Where is the Dec 31, 1969 coming from?
Should be returning Apr 21, 2007.
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Question by:EddieShipman
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while($rs = mysql_fetch_object($query)) {
  echo "Game #".$rs->gamenum." - Date: ".
        date('M j, Y', strtotime($rs->gamedate))." (".$rs->gamedate.")";
}
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by:steelseth12
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The date function needs a timestamp as the second argument.
strtotime() will turn the formated date to time stamp .

See
http://www.php.net/manual/en/function.strtotime.php
http://www.php.net/manual/en/function.date.php

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by:EddieShipman
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Thanks, I thought it was returning a timestamp. I don't know why I didn't think to do that.
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