The IntlDateFormatter class

(PHP 5 >= 5.3.0, PHP 7, PHP 8, PECL intl >= 1.0.0)

Introduction

Date Formatter is a concrete class that enables locale-dependent formatting/parsing of dates using pattern strings and/or canned patterns.

This class represents the ICU date formatting functionality. It allows users to display dates in a localized format or to parse strings into PHP date values using pattern strings and/or canned patterns.

Class synopsis

class IntlDateFormatter {
/* Constants */
public const int FULL;
public const int LONG;
public const int MEDIUM;
public const int SHORT;
public const int NONE;
public const int RELATIVE_FULL;
public const int RELATIVE_LONG;
public const int RELATIVE_MEDIUM;
public const int RELATIVE_SHORT;
public const int GREGORIAN;
public const int TRADITIONAL;
/* Methods */
public __construct(
    ?string $locale,
    int $dateType = IntlDateFormatter::FULL,
    int $timeType = IntlDateFormatter::FULL,
    IntlTimeZone|DateTimeZone|string|null $timezone = null,
    IntlCalendar|int|null $calendar = null,
    ?string $pattern = null
)
public static create(
    ?string $locale,
    int $dateType = IntlDateFormatter::FULL,
    int $timeType = IntlDateFormatter::FULL,
    IntlTimeZone|DateTimeZone|string|null $timezone = null,
    IntlCalendar|int|null $calendar = null,
    ?string $pattern = null
): ?IntlDateFormatter
public format(IntlCalendar|DateTimeInterface|array|string|int|float $datetime): string|false
public static formatObject(IntlCalendar|DateTimeInterface $datetime, array|int|string|null $format = null, ?string $locale = null): string|false
public getCalendar(): int|false
public getDateType(): int|false
public getErrorCode(): int
public getErrorMessage(): string
public getLocale(int $type = ULOC_ACTUAL_LOCALE): string|false
public getPattern(): string|false
public getTimeType(): int|false
public getTimeZoneId(): string|false
public getCalendarObject(): IntlCalendar|false|null
public getTimeZone(): IntlTimeZone|false
public isLenient(): bool
public localtime(string $string, int &$offset = null): array|false
public parse(string $string, int &$offset = null): int|float|false
public setCalendar(IntlCalendar|int|null $calendar): bool
public setLenient(bool $lenient): void
public setPattern(string $pattern): bool
public setTimeZone(IntlTimeZone|DateTimeZone|string|null $timezone): ?bool
}

Predefined Constants

These constants are used to specify different formats in the constructor for DateType and TimeType.

IntlDateFormatter::NONE
Do not include this element
IntlDateFormatter::FULL
Completely specified style (Tuesday, April 12, 1952 AD or 3:30:42pm PST)
IntlDateFormatter::LONG
Long style (January 12, 1952 or 3:30:32pm)
IntlDateFormatter::MEDIUM
Medium style (Jan 12, 1952)
IntlDateFormatter::SHORT
Most abbreviated style, only essential data (12/13/52 or 3:30pm)
IntlDateFormatter::RELATIVE_FULL
The same as IntlDateFormatter::FULL, but yesterday, today, and tomorrow show as yesterday, today, and tomorrow, respectively. Available as of PHP 8.0.0, for dateType only.
IntlDateFormatter::RELATIVE_LONG
The same as IntlDateFormatter::LONG, but yesterday, today, and tomorrow show as yesterday, today, and tomorrow, respectively. Available as of PHP 8.0.0, for dateType only.
IntlDateFormatter::RELATIVE_MEDIUM
The same as IntlDateFormatter::MEDIUM, but yesterday, today, and tomorrow show as yesterday, today, and tomorrow, respectively. Available as of PHP 8.0.0, for dateType only.
IntlDateFormatter::RELATIVE_SHORT
The same as IntlDateFormatter::SHORT, but yesterday, today, and tomorrow show as yesterday, today, and tomorrow, respectively. Available as of PHP 8.0.0, for dateType only.

The following int constants are used to specify the calendar. These calendars are all based directly on the Gregorian calendar. Non-Gregorian calendars need to be specified in locale. Examples might include locale="hi@calendar=BUDDHIST".

IntlDateFormatter::TRADITIONAL
Non-Gregorian Calendar
IntlDateFormatter::GREGORIAN
Gregorian Calendar

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