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PHP date_sub() Function

PHP Date/Time PHP Date/Time Reference

Example

Subtract 40 days from the 15th of March, 2013:

<?php
$date=date_create("2013-03-15");
date_sub($date,date_interval_create_from_date_string("40 days"));
echo date_format($date,"Y-m-d");
?>

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Definition and Usage

The date_sub() function subtracts some days, months, years, hours, minutes, and seconds from a date.


Syntax

date_sub(object,interval);

Parameter Description
object Required. Specifies a DateTime object returned by date_create()
interval Required. Specifies a DateInterval object

Technical Details

Return Value: Returns a DateTime object on success. FALSE on failure
PHP Version: 5.3+


PHP Date/Time PHP Date/Time Reference

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