Procedural style only: A DateTime object returned by date_create
The format of the outputted date string. See the formatting options below. There are also several predefined date constants that may be used instead, so for example DATE_RSS contains the format string 'D, d M Y H:i:s'.
The following characters are recognized in the format parameter string
format character Description Example returned values Day --- --- d Day of the month, 2 digits with leading zeros 01 to 31 D A textual representation of a day, three letters Mon through Sun j Day of the month without leading zeros 1 to 31 l (lowercase 'L') A full textual representation of the day of the week Sunday through Saturday N ISO 8601 numeric representation of the day of the week 1 (for Monday) through 7 (for Sunday) S English ordinal suffix for the day of the month, 2 characters st, nd, rd or th. Works well with j w Numeric representation of the day of the week 0 (for Sunday) through 6 (for Saturday) z The day of the year (starting from 0) 0 through 365 Week --- --- W ISO 8601 week number of year, weeks starting on Monday Example: 42 (the 42nd week in the year) Month --- --- F A full textual representation of a month, such as January or March January through December m Numeric representation of a month, with leading zeros 01 through 12 M A short textual representation of a month, three letters Jan through Dec n Numeric representation of a month, without leading zeros 1 through 12 t Number of days in the given month 28 through 31 Year --- --- L Whether it's a leap year 1 if it is a leap year, 0 otherwise. o ISO 8601 week-numbering year. This has the same value as Y, except that if the ISO week number (W) belongs to the previous or next year, that year is used instead. Examples: 1999 or 2003 Y A full numeric representation of a year, at least 4 digits, with - for years BCE. Examples: -0055, 0787, 1999, 2003 y A two digit representation of a year Examples: 99 or 03 Time --- --- a Lowercase Ante meridiem and Post meridiem am or pm A Uppercase Ante meridiem and Post meridiem AM or PM B Swatch Internet time 000 through 999 g 12-hour format of an hour without leading zeros 1 through 12 G 24-hour format of an hour without leading zeros 0 through 23 h 12-hour format of an hour with leading zeros 01 through 12 H 24-hour format of an hour with leading zeros 00 through 23 i Minutes with leading zeros 00 to 59 s Seconds with leading zeros 00 through 59 u Microseconds. Note that date will always generate 000000 since it takes an int parameter, whereas DateTime::format does support microseconds if DateTime was created with microseconds. Example: 654321 v Milliseconds. Same note applies as for u. Example: 654 Timezone --- --- e Timezone identifier Examples: UTC, GMT, Atlantic/Azores I (capital i) Whether or not the date is in daylight saving time 1 if Daylight Saving Time, 0 otherwise. O Difference to Greenwich time (GMT) without colon between hours and minutes Example: +0200 P Difference to Greenwich time (GMT) with colon between hours and minutes Example: +02:00 p The same as P, but returns Z instead of +00:00 (available as of PHP 8.0.0) Example: +02:00 T Timezone abbreviation, if known; otherwise the GMT offset. Examples: EST, MDT, +05 Z Timezone offset in seconds. The offset for timezones west of UTC is always negative, and for those east of UTC is always positive. -43200 through 50400 Full Date/Time --- --- c ISO 8601 date 2004-02-12T15:19:21+00:00 r RFC 2822 formatted date Example: Thu, 21 Dec 2000 16:01:07 +0200 U Seconds since the Unix Epoch (January 1 1970 00:00:00 GMT) See also time
Unrecognized characters in the format string will be printed as-is. The Z format will always return 0 when using gmdate.
Since this function only accepts int timestamps the u format character is only useful when using the date_format function with user based timestamps created with date_create.
Returns the formatted date string on success.
This method does not use locales. All output is in English.
|8.0.0||Prior to this version, false was returned on failure.|
|8.0.0||The format character p has been added.|