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DateTime::setTimestamp

date_timestamp_set

(PHP 5 >= 5.3.0)

DateTime::setTimestamp -- date_timestamp_setSets the date and time based on an Unix timestamp

Description

Object oriented style

public DateTime DateTime::setTimestamp ( int $unixtimestamp )

Procedural style

DateTime date_timestamp_set ( DateTime $object , int $unixtimestamp )

Sets the date and time based on an Unix timestamp.

Parameters

object

Procedural style only: A DateTime object returned by date_create(). The function modifies this object.

unixtimestamp

Unix timestamp representing the date.

Return Values

Returns the DateTime object for method chaining or FALSE on failure.

Examples

Example #1 DateTime::setTimestamp() example

Object oriented style

<?php
$date 
= new DateTime();
echo 
$date->format('U = Y-m-d H:i:s') . "\n";

$date->setTimestamp(1171502725);
echo 
$date->format('U = Y-m-d H:i:s') . "\n";
?>

Procedural style

<?php
$date 
date_create();
echo 
date_format($date'U = Y-m-d H:i:s') . "\n";

date_timestamp_set($date1171502725);
echo 
date_format($date'U = Y-m-d H:i:s') . "\n";
?>

The above examples will output something similar to:

1272508903 = 2010-04-28 22:41:43
1171502725 = 2007-02-14 20:25:25

Notes

Using the Unix timestamp format to construct a new DateTime object is an alternative when using PHP 5.2, as shown in the example below.

Example #2 DateTime::setTimestamp() alternative in PHP 5.2

<?php
$ts 
1171502725;
$date = new DateTime("@$ts");
echo 
$date->format('U = Y-m-d H:i:s') . "\n";
?>

The above example will output something similar to:

1171502725 = 2007-02-14 20:25:25

See Also

PHP Manual