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Convert a GMT TimeStamp to Local Time using PHP

I am doing an API call that gives me a type of timestamp in GMT.   For example, it comes in as 2016-11-09T12:18:15+00:00.

I want to convert this to the time of the server running the PHP program which is a GMT -5 and express it YYYY-MM-DD HH:mm:ss

So for the above time how do I convert 2016-11-09T12:18:15+00:00 to 2016-11-09 07:15:15.

Thanks.
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Paul Konstanski
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Paul KonstanskiProject SpecialistAuthor Commented:
Sorry I wasn't more clear. I don't want to set the time AS my local server time, I want to convert the API read time to my local time.

This API call happens in batch mode, so it reads four hours worth of data so I can't used the current time. I need to convert the time that comes to me as the GMT format into what the equivalent time was when the record was created.
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Ray PaseurCommented:
Right - that's strtotime() and date().  The date_default_timezone is your local setting.  It has to be right for the date/time functions of PHP to consider your locale.  You can check it by running this script, shown here in its entirety, and looking for "date.timezone" in the output.
<?php phpinfo();

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Then do something like this:
https://iconoun.com/demo/temp_pkonstan1.php
<?php // /demo/temp_pkonstan1.php
/**
 * https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/28982010/Convert-a-GMT-TimeStamp-to-Local-Time-using-PHP.html
 */
error_reporting(E_ALL);


$gmt = '2016-11-09T12:18:15+00:00';
$fmt = 'Y-m-d H:i:s';

// PROCEDURAL
$loc = date($fmt, strtotime($gmt));
echo PHP_EOL . "GMT $gmt EQUALS LOCAL DATE/TIME $loc";

// OOP
$dto = new DateTime($gmt);
$dto->setTimeZone(new DateTimeZone( date_default_timezone_get() ));
$loc = $dto->format($fmt);
echo PHP_EOL . "GMT $gmt EQUALS LOCAL DATE/TIME $loc";

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