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php mysql add days to date variable

Posted on 2008-06-10
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trying to add a number of days variable to a date variable... here is what I have so far (not working):

$newDate = strtotme("+$days_to_add day", $existing_date());
echo "<br>Days added: $days_to_add";
echo "<br>New date: $newDate<br>";
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Question by:newbe101
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by:hernst42
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What is the content of $existing_date?

should lokk like this:
$newDate = strtotime("+$days_to_add day", $existing_date);
echo "<br>Days added: $days_to_add";
echo "<br>New date: $newDate<br>";
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by:newbe101
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$existing_date is a date pulled from my mysql database (0000-00-00).
here is my echo results:
Days added: 60 to 2008-06-08
New date: 5186008
I don't know why new date looks like that... shouldn't it be in the 0000-00-00 format?
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hernst42 earned 500 total points
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strtotime returns an unix timestamp which must be formated with date to your desired output

justreplace the hard coded things with your variables
echo date("Y-m-d", strtotime("2008-06-08 +5 days")) ."\n";

$newDate = date("Y-m-d", strtotime("$existing_date +$days_to_add day days"))
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by:newbe101
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perfect... thanks again!
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