(PHP 5 >= 5.1.0)
strptime — Parse a time/date generated with strftime()
strptime() returns an array with the
date parsed, or
FALSE on error.
Month and weekday names and other language dependent strings respect the
current locale set with setlocale() (
The string to parse (e.g. returned from strftime()).
The format used in
date (e.g. the same as
used in strftime()). Note that some of the format
options available to strftime() may not have any
effect within strptime(); the exact subset that are
supported will vary based on the operating system and C library in
For more information about the format options, read the strftime() page.
Returns an array or
FALSE on failure.
|"tm_sec"||Seconds after the minute (0-61)|
|"tm_min"||Minutes after the hour (0-59)|
|"tm_hour"||Hour since midnight (0-23)|
|"tm_mday"||Day of the month (1-31)|
|"tm_mon"||Months since January (0-11)|
|"tm_year"||Years since 1900|
|"tm_wday"||Days since Sunday (0-6)|
|"tm_yday"||Days since January 1 (0-365)|
Example #1 strptime() example
$format = '%d/%m/%Y %H:%M:%S';
$strf = strftime($format);
The above example will output something similar to:
03/10/2004 15:54:19 Array ( [tm_sec] => 19 [tm_min] => 54 [tm_hour] => 15 [tm_mday] => 3 [tm_mon] => 9 [tm_year] => 104 [tm_wday] => 0 [tm_yday] => 276 [unparsed] => )
Note: This function is not implemented on Windows platforms.
Internally, this function calls the strptime() function provided by the system's C library. This function can exhibit noticeably different behaviour across different operating systems. The use of date_parse_from_format(), which does not suffer from these issues, is recommended on PHP 5.3.0 and later.
"tm_sec" includes any leap seconds (currently upto 2 a year). For more information on leap seconds, see the » Wikipedia article on leap seconds.
Prior to PHP 5.2.0, this function could return undefined behaviour. Notably, the "tm_sec", "tm_min" and "tm_hour" entries would return undefined values.