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I want to count the total day difference from user input

For example when the user inputs

start_date = 2012-09-06 and end-date = 2012-09-11

For now I am using this code to find the diffeence

$count = abs(strtotime($start_date) - strtotime($end_date));
$day   = $count+86400;
$total = floor($day/(60*60*24));

The result of total will be 6. But the problem is that I dont want to include the days at weekend (Saturday and Sunday)

2012-09-08 Saturday
2012-09-09 Sunday

So the result will be 4


I have a table that contains date,the table name is holiday date

for example the table contains 2012-09-07

So, the total day will be 3, because it didn't count the holiday date

how do I do that to equate the date from input to date in table?



Very easy with my favourites: DateTime, DateInterval and DatePeriod

$start = new DateTime('2012-09-06');
$end = new DateTime('2012-09-11');
// otherwise the  end date is excluded (bug?)
$end->modify('+1 day');

$interval = $end->diff($start);

// total days
$days = $interval->days;

// create an iterateable period of date (P1D equates to 1 day)
$period = new DatePeriod($start, new DateInterval('P1D'), $end);

// best stored as array, so you can add more than one
$holidays = array('2012-09-07');

foreach($period as $dt) {
    $curr = $dt->format('D');

    // substract if Saturday or Sunday
    if ($curr == 'Sat' || $curr == 'Sun') {

    // (optional) for the updated question
    elseif (in_array($dt->format('Y-m-d'), $holidays)) {

echo $days; // 4
Wednesday, March 31, 2021
answered 7 Months ago

You are just near to Output. In date format function use F for Full month Display.

$date = "12-12-2015";
echo date("F d, Y", strtotime($date));
Saturday, May 29, 2021
answered 5 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

Both OpenJDK and Oracle JDK are created and maintained currently by Oracle only.

OpenJDK and Oracle JDK are implementations of the same Java specification passed the TCK (Java Technology Certification Kit).

Most of the vendors of JDK are written on top of OpenJDK by doing a few tweaks to [mostly to replace licensed proprietary parts / replace with more high-performance items that only work on specific OS] components without breaking the TCK compatibility.

Many vendors implemented the Java specification and got TCK passed. For example, IBM J9, Azul Zulu, Azul Zing, and Oracle JDK.

Almost every existing JDK is derived from OpenJDK.

As suggested by many, licensing is a change between JDKs.

Starting with JDK 11 accessing the long time support Oracle JDK/Java SE will now require a commercial license. You should now pay attention to which JDK you're installing as Oracle JDK without subscription could stop working. source

Ref: List of Java virtual machines

Tuesday, June 1, 2021
answered 5 Months ago

DateTime's can be subtracted to get a TimeSpan. The TimeSpan has a TotalDays which is the number of days (includes fractional days as well).

int DaysBetween(DateTime d1, DateTime d2) {
    TimeSpan span = d2.Subtract(d1);
    return (int)span.TotalDays;

NOTE Time spans are signed. If d1=1/9/11 and d2=1/11/11, then d1.subtract(d2)=timespan of -2 days. So if you want to use a time span to find out if dates are within X days of each other, you need to take the absolute value of the total days...

Thursday, July 29, 2021
answered 3 Months ago
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