To convert date from one format to another we need to specify to php interpreter the format of our current value. See code below:
In statement below, we are providing date and format to DateTime::createFromFormat function so that function could know day, month and year values separately
$date = DateTime::createFromFormat('j-M-Y', '15-Feb-2009'); //now we can convert to any format we want echo $date->format('Y-m-d');
There is another way to achieve the same:
$date = date_create_from_format('j-M-Y', '15-Feb-2009'); echo date_format($date, 'Y-m-d');
Both will output the date as 2009-02-15 .
date_create_from_format function is actually an alias of: DateTime::createFromFormat() so they both are the same.
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