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In cakephp I have a inputted time that is in the form of an array
How do I convert this to a string as I need to compare it  and array comparisons dont work with time.


array(
      'hour' => '01',
      'min' => '00',
      'meridian' => 'pm'

I need this to be 13:00:00
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Question by:jagguy
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by:Ray Paseur
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The basics here: http://www.experts-exchange.com/Web_Development/Web_Languages-Standards/PHP/A_201-Handling-date-and-time-in-PHP-and-MySQL.html

I'll give you a tested example in a moment, using strtotime() and date().
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Ray Paseur earned 500 total points
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Please see: http://iconoun.com/demo/temp_jagguy.php

<?php // demo/temp_jagguy.php
ini_set('display_errors', TRUE);
ini_set('log_errors',     TRUE);
error_reporting(E_ALL);

// THE ARRAY OF TIME-COMPONENTS
$arr = array
( 'hour'     => '01'
, 'min'      => '00'
, 'meridian' => 'pm'
)
;

// THE GOAL: I need this to be 13:00:00

// CREATE A USABLE STRING WITH THE TIME IN IT
$str = 'TODAY ' . $arr['hour'] . ':' . $arr['min'] . ' ' . $arr['meridian'];

// REFORMAT TO GET 24-HOUR TIME
$new = date('H:i:s', strtotime($str));

// SHOW THE WORK PRODUCT
echo PHP_EOL . "$str == $new";

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HTH, ~Ray
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