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DateTime::setTimezone

date_timezone_set

(PHP 5 >= 5.2.0)

DateTime::setTimezone -- date_timezone_setSets the time zone for the DateTime object

Description

Object oriented style

public DateTime DateTime::setTimezone ( DateTimeZone $timezone )

Procedural style

Sets a new timezone for a DateTime object.

Parameters

object

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

timezone

A DateTimeZone object representing the desired time zone.

Return Values

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

Changelog

Version Description
5.3.0Changed the return value on success from NULL to DateTime.

Examples

Example #1 DateTime::setTimeZone() example

Object oriented style

<?php
$date 
= new DateTime('2000-01-01', new DateTimeZone('Pacific/Nauru'));
echo 
$date->format('Y-m-d H:i:sP') . "\n";

$date->setTimezone(new DateTimeZone('Pacific/Chatham'));
echo 
$date->format('Y-m-d H:i:sP') . "\n";
?>

Procedural style

<?php
$date 
date_create('2000-01-01'timezone_open('Pacific/Nauru'));
echo 
date_format($date'Y-m-d H:i:sP') . "\n";

date_timezone_set($datetimezone_open('Pacific/Chatham'));
echo 
date_format($date'Y-m-d H:i:sP') . "\n";
?>

The above examples will output:

2000-01-01 00:00:00+12:00
2000-01-01 01:45:00+13:45

See Also

PHP Manual