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Can someone help with the syntax to convert dates such as 06/09/2011 to 2011-09-06 please?
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Question by:PeterErhard
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by:Cornelia Yoder
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http://us2.php.net/manual/en/function.strtotime.php

will convert the string to a unix timestamp

http://us2.php.net/manual/en/function.date.php

will convert a unix timestamp to whatever date format you want.
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Loganathan Natarajan earned 2000 total points
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Simple way with explode() function


<?php

$strng = "06/09/2011";
$parse = explode("/", $strng);

$modified_date = $parse[2]."-".$parse[1]."-".$parse[0];

echo $modified_date;



?>

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by:Cornelia Yoder
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$olddate = "06/09/2011";

$unixtimestamp = strtotime($olddate);

$newdate = date("Y-m-d",$unixtimestamp);
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by:Loganathan Natarajan
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Try this

echo date('Y-m-d', strtotime($strng))
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by:OmniUnlimited
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<?php

$date = date_create_from_format('d/m/Y', '06/09/2011');
echo date_format($date, 'Y-m-d');

?>

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by:Cornelia Yoder
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Well, since you neglected to at least thank others who tried to help you, ....

You're welcome, anyway.
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