array strptime(string $date, string $format)
strptime() returns an array with the
date parsed, or
FALSE on error.
Month and weekday names and other language dependent strings respect the current locale set with setlocale() (
Returns an array or
FALSE on failure.
|"tm_sec"||Seconds after the minute (0-61)|
|"tm_min"||Minutes after the hour (0-59)|
|"tm_hour"||Hour since midnight (0-23)|
|"tm_mday"||Day of the month (1-31)|
|"tm_mon"||Months since January (0-11)|
|"tm_year"||Years since 1900|
|"tm_wday"||Days since Sunday (0-6)|
|"tm_yday"||Days since January 1 (0-365)|
- string $date: The string to parse (e.g. returned from strftime()).
- string $format: The format used in
date(e.g. the same as used in strftime()). Note that some of the format options available to strftime() may not have any effect within strptime(); the exact subset that are supported will vary based on the operating system and C library in use.
For more information about the format options, read the strftime() page.
Example #1 strptime() example
$format = '%d/%m/%Y %H:%M:%S';
$strf = strftime($format);
The above example will output something similar to:
03/10/2004 15:54:19 Array ( [tm_sec] => 19 [tm_min] => 54 [tm_hour] => 15 [tm_mday] => 3 [tm_mon] => 9 [tm_year] => 104 [tm_wday] => 0 [tm_yday] => 276 [unparsed] => )
- This function is not implemented on Windows platforms.
- Internally, this function calls the strptime() function provided by the system's C library. This function can exhibit noticeably different behaviour across different operating systems. The use of date_parse_from_format(), which does not suffer from these issues, is recommended on PHP 5.3.0 and later.
- "tm_sec" includes any leap seconds (currently upto 2 a year). For more information on leap seconds, see the » Wikipedia article on leap seconds.
- Prior to PHP 5.2.0, this function could return undefined behaviour. Notably, the "tm_sec", "tm_min" and "tm_hour" entries would return undefined values.