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Get first day of week in PHP?


I want to find first and last date of current week and last week. Similarly I want to find first and last date of current month and last month.

This has to be done in PHP. Please help.



strtotime is quite powerful with relative time formats:

strtotime('monday this week');
strtotime('sunday this week');
strtotime('monday last week');
strtotime('sunday last week');

(this only works with PHP 5.3+)

strtotime('first day of this month');
strtotime('last day of this month');
strtotime('first day of last month');
strtotime('last day of last month');

In order to get the first and last date of a month in PHP < 5.3, you can use a combination of mktime and date (date('t') gives the number of days of the month):

mktime(0,0,0,null, 1); // gives first day of current month
mktime(0,0,0,null, date('t')); // gives last day of current month

$lastMonth = strtotime('last month');
mktime(0,0,0,date('n', $lastMonth), 1); // gives first day of last month
mktime(0,0,0,date('n', $lastMonth), date('t', $lastMonth); // gives last day of last month

If you just want to get a string for presentation, then you don't need mktime:

date('Y-m-1'); // first day current month
date('Y-m-t'); // last day current month
date('Y-m-1', strtotime('last month')); // first day last month
date('Y-m-t', strtotime('last month')); // last day last month
Wednesday, March 31, 2021
answered 7 Months ago

nl_NL is a typical Unix style locale name. On Windows, locales follow a different format. You want "nld", "holland", or "netherlands".

Additionally, date() is not locale-aware. You probably want strftime().

Saturday, May 29, 2021
answered 5 Months ago

I'm not sure what format you're looking for in your difference but here's how to do it using DateTime

$datetime1 = new DateTime();
$datetime2 = new DateTime('2011-01-03 17:13:00');
$interval = $datetime1->diff($datetime2);
$elapsed = $interval->format('%y years %m months %a days %h hours %i minutes %s seconds');
echo $elapsed;
Friday, June 4, 2021
answered 5 Months ago

Create an array to map numeric DOWs to text DOWs.

$dowMap = array('Sun', 'Mon', 'Tue', 'Wed', 'Thu', 'Fri', 'Sat');

If you need locale support, load the dow of some random date (epoch (0) would be a good date for example) and then for the next 6 days and build the dow map dynamically.

Thursday, June 24, 2021
answered 4 Months ago

The behavior is correct. Both date intervals represent same number of days (364). The month and date part represent the period that needs to be added to/subtracted from first date to reach second date:

1981-11-20 minus 1980-11-21 represents an interval of 11 month 30 day
1980-11-21 + 11 month = 1981-10-21
1981-10-21 + 30 day   = 1981-10-21

1980-11-21 minus 1981-11-20 represents an interval of 11 month 29 day
1981-11-20 - 11 month = 1980-12-20
1980-12-20 - 29 day   = 1980-11-21

A simpler example would be Oct 21 ... Dec 20:

  • You need to add 1 month 29 days to Oct 21 to reach Dec 20 (note that month before Dec has 30 days)
  • But ... you need to subtract 1 month 30 days from Dec 20 to reach Oct 21. Oct itself has 31 days which explains the difference.
Sunday, August 15, 2021
answered 3 Months ago
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