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convert dates in Unix time format



10:10 am on Feb 11, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Hello all,
I have around 900 dates in the format of DD-MM-YYYY and I want to convert them in Unix time format...
Is there a way to do this? I was thinking of passing them into an array, and then, for each date, I would use the function date() I suppose and get the Unix time format of them... But I don't know the way to do it...

So, for instance, if you have:
$date_to_format='05-10-2006' , how would I get the Unix timestamp?

Thank you in advance!


1:08 pm on Feb 11, 2007 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member dreamcatcher is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member

Hi ktsirig,

I think the strtotime [uk.php.net] function is what you are looking for.



1:10 pm on Feb 11, 2007 (gmt 0)

5+ Year Member

You should be able to use the mysql function UNIX_TIMESTAMP;

And do a simple update.

UPDATE myTable set myDate = UNIX_TIMESTAMP(myDate);

PLEASE NOTE: This is untested code, i suggest you backup everythin before you try any of my code =)


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