(PHP 5 >= 5.3.0, PHP 7, PHP 8)

DateTime::getLastErrors -- date_get_last_errorsReturns the warnings and errors


Object-oriented style

public static DateTime::getLastErrors(): array|false

Procedural style

date_get_last_errors(): array|false

Like DateTimeImmutable::getLastErrors() but works with DateTime.


This function has no parameters.

Return Values

Returns array containing info about warnings and errors, or false if there are neither warnings nor errors.

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framework at photon-project dot com
11 years ago
DateTime::createFromFormat is smart to handle the cases where you input an invalid date, like April 31st, and convert it to May 1st. In some cases, you do not want this automatic smart handling of the dates for example in a user input form where you want to be sure that your user did input the date he wanted. To do that, you need to get access to the warnings, this method is the only way to do it:

= DateTime::createFromFormat('Y-m-d', '1999-04-31');
$date->format('Y-m-d') . PHP_EOL;

The output is:

    [warning_count] => 1
    [warnings] => Array
            [10] => The parsed date was invalid

    [error_count] => 0
    [errors] => Array


So, here you can see, you have a warning because the date was invalid, but not an error because PHP was smart enough to convert it into a valid date. It is then up to you to do something with this information.
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