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How to get current month starting and ending date in php?

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I want the current month's start, end date using PHP. what is the easiest method to find out?
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Question by:Loganathan Natarajan
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by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
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you can use mktime() to do so:
http://www.php.net/manual/en/function.mktime.php
http://php.net/manual/en/function.date.php
$month = date("n");
$year = date("Y");
$this_month_start = mktime(0,0,0, $month, 1, $year);
$next_month_start = mktime(0,0,0, $month + 1, 1, $year);

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note, you will use some condition like:
yourvalue >= $this_month_start AND yourvalue < $next_month_start

hope this helps

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by:sweetfa2
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$start = date('dmY');
$start{0} = '0';
$start{1} = '1';
$endmonth = date('tmY');
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by:Loganathan Natarajan
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how can i format this as YYYY-mm-dd

actually i need to take  month starting and end date to get the 1 month results dynamically..

for example this month,

starting date = 2010-11-01
end date = 2010-11-30
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3] earned 125 total points
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you use date() function again:

$month = date("n");
$year = date("Y");
$this_month_start = mktime(0,0,0, $month, 1, $year);
$next_month_start = mktime(0,0,0, $month + 1, 1, $year);
print date("Y-n-d", $this_month_start);
print date("Y-n-d", $next_month_start);

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by:Loganathan Natarajan
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thanks
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