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Formatting Date


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27 January 2010 at 12:30pm Community Member, 26 Posts

SS stores Datetime like '2008-06-21 20:30:00' not as timestamp in mySQL Database. I checked this with phpMyAdmin. If I use following code, it results in "01.01.1970", no matter what date I use. Does anyone have an idea how to get a dateobject out of this string? I would prefer not to use explode, I think there must be a php function to do it. I checked the sapphire api and they also use strtotime... No clue...

Example of code:

$starttime = strtotime( $this->start );
$dateTip = date( 'd.m.Y', $starttime );


27 January 2010 at 1:09pm Forum Moderator, 5511 Posts

Well if your field is a SSDateTime field in the database when you do $this->dbObject('FieldName') in the PHP or $FieldName in the templates it returns the full object so you can call the various methods etc.


28 January 2010 at 9:09am Community Member, 26 Posts

Sorry, doesn´t work. See, I use Datetime:

   public static $db = array(
      "Start" => "Datetime",
      "End" => "Datetime"

Should I better use SSDatetime? If I change the field, do I loose already stored dates? Do I have to write them all again?

But I think, your solution with

$starttime = $this->dbObject( "start" );

should also work with MySQL Datetime...? Maybe I made a mistake, but where...


15 February 2010 at 11:00am Community Member, 26 Posts

To close this thread I will tell you what finally did it:

I changed DateTime to SSDateTime and left all other code as is. It works now. Best of it: I did not have to change one single date in the database.