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SUPER EASY php mysql date display

Posted on 2008-06-10
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how do you take a date variable from a mysql database and display it in the date format you choose?
ie.
$db_date=mysql_result($result,$i,"db_date");
$formated_date=$db_date(M,d,Y);
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use strtotime and date

$formated_date = date('M,d,Y', strtotime(mysql_result($result,$i,"db_date")));

See http://www.php.net/date and http://www.php.net/strtotime

how does the date from the db look?
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$date = date("M,d,Y",$db_date) ;
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by:ali_kayahan
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It will work if you populate your field with time()
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Thank you again, hernst42 !
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