PHP date time formating

Posted on 2011-02-25
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
How do I format date/time to 20110224T090000 format?
I looked up PHP date functions but most of the examples were for current date only.

Let's see I have a variable $start_date

The date that I have in Oracle database is: 4/14/2011 10:00:00 AM

How do I format this in PHP that it gives me 20110414T100000

Thanks much.
Question by:awarraic
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ID: 34979726
use date("Ymd\THis", $start_date)
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note that the date function assumes $start_date is in timestamp format. You can do that via oracle, or you can parse it with

echo date("Ymd\THis", strtotime($start_date));


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ID: 34979928
it shows some default date:

Do I need to set some default date format or something?
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ID: 34979972
It worked, just missed strtotime(). thanks much.
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mankowitz earned 500 total points
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but i did answer.

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Sorry somehow the points thing didn't work.

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