28 Mar

Find Difference Between 2 Dates in PHP

This function will find the difference between two given times. Does PHP already have a native function for that?


//The difference between 2 given time
function dateDifference($day_1,$day_2) {
	$diff = strtotime($day_1) - strtotime($day_2);

	$sec   = $diff % 60;
	$diff  = intval($diff / 60);
	$min   = $diff % 60;
	$diff  = intval($diff / 60);
	$hours = $diff % 24;
	$days  = intval($diff / 24);
	
	return array($sec,$min,$hours,$days);
}

If you just want the day difference…


$diff = strtotime($day_1) - strtotime($day_2) + 1; //Find the number of seconds
$day_difference = ceil($diff / (60*60*24)) ;  //Find how many days that is

This can be done using the DATEDIFF function in MySQL 5

[tags]php,code,date,difference,time[/tags]

3 thoughts on “Find Difference Between 2 Dates in PHP

  1. $date1 = date(‘Y-m-d’);
    $date2 = “2007-02-26″;
    $days = (strtotime($date1) – strtotime($date2)) / (60 * 60
    * 24);
    echo ” No of $days difference”;

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