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PHP subtracting dates

Posted on 2011-03-20
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Hi experts,

I have 2 dates (arrival and departure). I want to work up the number of nights stayed based on those 2 dates. How can I achieve this. So far I have....

 $Arrival_Date = date("Y-m-d", strtotime($Arrival_Date));
$Departure_Date = date("Y-m-d", strtotime($Departure_Date));

$NoNights = $Departure_Date - $Arrival_Date;

But this returns zero.

Many Thanks,
Dean
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3] earned 500 total points
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date() returns a string, not a number (neither a date).

what about:
$Arrival_Date = strtotime($Arrival_Date);
$Departure_Date = strtotime($Departure_Date);

$NoNights = $Departure_Date - $Arrival_Date;

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by:deanlee17
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Excellent, I added ' / 86400 ' and it did the job.

Thanks.
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