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php How to strip zero's from month and day date

Posted on 2010-09-04
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hi,
the code below is grabing dates from my db that I need to use in jquery datepicker.

my problem is that my dates from the db are in the wrong format that my datepicker is accepting.

right out of the db the format is "2010-09-09,2010-09-17,2010-12-05" etc

The datepicker does not like the zero's infront  of the month's or days it prefers the format below:
"2010-9-9,2010-9-17,2010-12-5"

How can I strip the zero's out of the "arrayy" array only if they exist?

thanks!

$string =  $dated["start_date"];
$fresh = substr($string, 0, -9); // removes the time and leaves date from stamp


$arrayy[]=$fresh;



}

echo "<script>";

echo "var disabledDays = new Array();";



foreach($arrayy as $key=>$value) {
 echo "disabledDays[$key] = \"$value\";";
   
}

echo "</script>";

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by:leakim971
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Use (client side) : myDate.replace(/-0/g,"-");

test page :


<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
<head>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" />
<title>Untitled Document</title>
</head>
<body>
<script language="javascript">
	var myDates = "2010-09-09,2010-09-17,2010-12-05";
	alert( myDates.replace(/-0/g,"-") );
</script>
</body>
</html>

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server side : http://www.php.net/manual/en/function.preg-replace.php

preg_replace(/-0", "-", $myDates);
<?php
    $myDates = "2010-09-09,2010-09-17,2010-12-05";;
    $myDates = preg_replace("/-0/", "-", $myDates);
    print $myDates;
?>

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by:shobinsun
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HI,

try this example:

        $TR  = "2010-09-09";
      $st = preg_replace(array('/-0/'), ' ', $TR);
      $st1 = preg_replace(array('/ /'), '-', $st);
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by:Chris Stanyon
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Convert your database date to unix timestamp (strtotime) and then format that using DATE - Y for 4 digit year, n for months without leading zeros, and j for days without leading zeros.





echo date("Y-n-j",strtotime($dated["start_date"]));

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by:leakim971
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In your MySQL : select replace(myDate,"-0","-") as myDate from myTable

test page lol :



select replace("2010-09-09","-0","-") as "myDate" from dual

select replace("2010-09-09,2010-09-17,2010-12-05","-0","-") as "myDate" from dual

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Thanks for the points!
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