php date manipulation

Hi
I am using the php date() function to add days to current date and store that into a variable and then later access the variable and return what day of the week that date falls on. But my code keeps returning Thursday regardless of the date used.

The code I'm using is as follows:

  echo $wd = date("d/m/Y", strtotime("+3 days"));
  echo "<br><br>";
  echo date("D",strtotime($wd));

Open in new window

LVL 1
ACEAFTYAsked:
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

Julian HansenCommented:
Try formating your date as "d-m-Y"

Because of the ambiguities with YMD and YDM for dates where day and month are < 12 PHP uses the / and hyphen characters to help determine which format is being used.

You are using dmy i.e. month in the middle so use '-' to delimite your date parts

This should work
<?php
  echo $wd = date("d-m-Y", strtotime("+3 days"));
  echo "<br><br>";
  echo date("D",strtotime($wd));
?>

Open in new window

0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
ACEAFTYAuthor Commented:
Thanks that helped.
0
Julian HansenCommented:
You are welcome - thanks for the points.
0
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
jQuery

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.