JDate

Extends \DateTime

JDate is a class that stores a date and provides logic to manipulate and render that date in a variety of formats.

package

Joomla.Platform

subpackage

Utilities

since

11.1

Methods

__construct

Constructor.

__construct(string $date = 'now', mixed $tz = null) 
since

11.1

throws

\JException

Arguments

$date

stringString in a format accepted by strtotime(), defaults to "now".

$tz

mixedTime zone to be used for the date.

__get

Magic method to access properties of the date given by class to the format method.

__get(string $name) : mixed
since

11.1

Arguments

$name

stringThe name of the property.

Response

mixedA value if the property name is valid, null otherwise.

__toString

Magic method to render the date object in the format specified in the public static member JDate::$format.

__toString() : string
since

11.1

Response

stringThe date as a formatted string.

calendar

Gets the date as a formatted string in a local calendar.

calendar(string $format, boolean $local = false, boolean $translate = true) : string
since

11.1

Arguments

$format

stringThe date format specification string (see {@link PHP_MANUAL#date})

$local

booleanTrue to return the date string in the local time zone, false to return it in GMT.

$translate

booleanTrue to translate localised strings

Response

stringThe date string in the specified format format.

dayToString

Translates day of week number to a string.

dayToString(integer $day, boolean $abbr = false) : string
since

11.1

Arguments

$day

integerThe numeric day of the week.

$abbr

booleanReturn the abbreviated day string?

Response

stringThe day of the week.

format

Gets the date as a formatted string.

format(string $format, boolean $local = false, boolean $translate = true) : string
since

11.1

Arguments

$format

stringThe date format specification string (see {@link PHP_MANUAL#date})

$local

booleanTrue to return the date string in the local time zone, false to return it in GMT.

$translate

booleanTrue to translate localised strings

Response

stringThe date string in the specified format format.

getInstance

Proxy for new JDate().

getInstance(string $date = 'now', mixed $tz = null) : \JDate
static
since

11.3

throws

\JException

Arguments

$date

stringString in a format accepted by strtotime(), defaults to "now".

$tz

mixedTime zone to be used for the date.

Response

\JDate

getOffsetFromGMT

Get the time offset from GMT in hours or seconds.

getOffsetFromGMT(boolean $hours = false) : float
since

11.1

Arguments

$hours

booleanTrue to return the value in hours.

Response

floatThe time offset from GMT either in hours or in seconds.

monthToString

Translates month number to a string.

monthToString(integer $month, boolean $abbr = false) : string
since

11.1

Arguments

$month

integerThe numeric month of the year.

$abbr

booleanIf true, return the abbreviated month string

Response

stringThe month of the year.

setOffset

Set the date offset (in hours).

setOffset(float $offset) : boolean
deprecated
since

11.1

deprecated

12.1 Use setTimezone instead.

Arguments

$offset

floatThe offset in hours.

Response

booleanTrue on success.

setTimezone

Method to wrap the setTimezone() function and set the internal time zone object.

setTimezone(object $tz) : \DateTimeZone
since

11.1

Arguments

$tz

objectThe new DateTimeZone object.

Response

\DateTimeZoneThe old DateTimeZone object.

toFormat

Gets the date in a specific format

toFormat(string $format = '%Y-%m-%d %H:%M:%S', boolean $local = false) : string
deprecated

Returns a string formatted according to the given format. Month and weekday names and other language dependent strings respect the current locale

deprecated

Use JDate::format() instead.

12.1 Use JDate::format() instead.

Arguments

$format

stringThe date format specification string (see {@link PHP_MANUAL#strftime})

$local

booleanTrue to return the date string in the local time zone, false to return it in GMT.

Response

stringThe date as a formatted string.

toISO8601

Gets the date as an ISO 8601 string. IETF RFC 3339 defines the ISO 8601 format and it can be found at the IETF Web site.

toISO8601(boolean $local = false) : string
link

http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc3339.txt

since

11.1

Arguments

$local

booleanTrue to return the date string in the local time zone, false to return it in GMT.

Response

stringThe date string in ISO 8601 format.

toMySQL

Gets the date as an MySQL datetime string.

toMySQL(boolean $local = false) : string
deprecated
link

http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.0/en/datetime.html

since

11.1

deprecated

12.1 Use JDate::toSql()

Arguments

$local

booleanTrue to return the date string in the local time zone, false to return it in GMT.

Response

stringThe date string in MySQL datetime format.

toRFC822

Gets the date as an RFC 822 string. IETF RFC 2822 supercedes RFC 822 and its definition can be found at the IETF Web site.

toRFC822(boolean $local = false) : string
link

http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc2822.txt

since

11.1

Arguments

$local

booleanTrue to return the date string in the local time zone, false to return it in GMT.

Response

stringThe date string in RFC 822 format.

toSql

Gets the date as an SQL datetime string.

toSql(boolean $local = false, \JDatabase $dbo = null) : string
link

http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.0/en/datetime.html

since

11.4

Arguments

$local

booleanTrue to return the date string in the local time zone, false to return it in GMT.

$dbo

\JDatabaseThe database driver or null to use JFactory::getDbo()

Response

stringThe date string in SQL datetime format.

toUnix

Gets the date as UNIX time stamp.

toUnix() : integer
since

11.1

Response

integerThe date as a UNIX timestamp.

Constants

DAY_ABBR

DAY_NAME

MONTH_ABBR

MONTH_NAME

Properties

format

The format string to be applied when using the __toString() magic method.

static
since

11.1

Type(s)

string

gmt

Placeholder for a DateTimeZone object with GMT as the time zone.

static
since

11.1

Type(s)

object

stz

Placeholder for a DateTimeZone object with the default server time zone as the time zone.

static
since

11.1

Type(s)

object

offsets

An array of offsets and time zone strings representing the available options from Joomla! CMS 1.5 and below.

static deprecated
deprecated

12.1

since

11.1

Type(s)

array

_tz

The DateTimeZone object for usage in rending dates as strings.

since

11.1

Type(s)

object