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DateTime::sub

date_sub

(PHP 5 >= 5.3.0)

DateTime::sub -- date_sub Soustrait une durée à un objet DateTime

Description

Style orienté objet

public DateTime DateTime::sub ( DateInterval $interval )

Style procédural

DateTime date_sub ( DateTime $object , DateInterval $interval )

Soustrait la durée spécifiée par l'objet DateInterval de l'objet DateTime.

Liste de paramètres

object

Style procédural uniquement : Un objet DateTime retourné par la fonction date_create(). Cette fonction modifie cet objet.

interval

Un objet DateInterval

Valeurs de retour

Retourne l'objet DateTime pour chainer les méthodes ou FALSE si une erreur survient.

Exemples

Exemple #1 Exemple avec DateTime::sub()

Style orienté objet

<?php
$date 
= new DateTime('2000-01-20');
$date->sub(new DateInterval('P10D'));
echo 
$date->format('Y-m-d') . "\n";
?>

Style procédural

<?php
$date 
date_create('2000-01-20');
date_sub($datedate_interval_create_from_date_string('10 days'));
echo 
date_format($date'Y-m-d');
?>

Les exemples ci-dessus vont afficher :

2000-01-10

Exemple #2 Autres exemples avec DateTime::sub()

<?php
$date 
= new DateTime('2000-01-20');
$date->sub(new DateInterval('PT10H30S'));
echo 
$date->format('Y-m-d H:i:s') . "\n";

$date = new DateTime('2000-01-20');
$date->sub(new DateInterval('P7Y5M4DT4H3M2S'));
echo 
$date->format('Y-m-d H:i:s') . "\n";
?>

L'exemple ci-dessus va afficher :

2000-01-19 13:59:30
1992-08-15 19:56:58

Exemple #3 Attention à la soustraction de mois

<?php
$date 
= new DateTime('2001-04-30');
$interval = new DateInterval('P1M');

$date->sub($interval);
echo 
$date->format('Y-m-d') . "\n";

$date->sub($interval);
echo 
$date->format('Y-m-d') . "\n";
?>

L'exemple ci-dessus va afficher :

2001-03-30
2001-03-02

Notes

DateTime::modify() est une alternative à utiliser avec PHP 5.2.

Voir aussi

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User Contributed Notes 3 notes

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Anonymous
3 years ago
Note that the sub() and add() methods will modify the value of the object you're calling the method on! This is very untypical for a method that returns a value of its own type. You could misunderstand it that the method would return a new instance with the modified value, but in fact it modifies itself! This is undocumented here. (Only a side note on procedural style mentions it, but it obviously does not apply to object oriented style.)
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itonohito
6 months ago
When trying to pass daylight saving state change time, sub() works incorrectly.

$t = new DateTime( '2014-03-30 02:00:00' );
$t->add( new DateInterval('PT1H') );
echo $->format('Y-m-d H:i:s');

output will be: '2014-03-30 04:00:00'.

Well, it's ok because at 3:00 a.m. daylight saving time begins in my country, so after  02:59:59 must be 04:00:00.

But if I try to subtract time:

$t = new DateTime( '2014-03-30 04:00:00' );
$t->sub( new DateInterval('PT1H') );
echo $->format('Y-m-d H:i:s');

output will be: '2014-03-30 04:00:00'.

Yes, completely the same, not '2014-03-30 02:00:00' as it should be.
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php at keith tyler dot com
3 years ago
If you use diff() after sub(), the effects of the sub() will be repeated on the date object.

It doesn't matter if the object is the one diffed or doing the diffing (i.e. which object you call diff() from).

<?php
$today
= new DateTime();
$newdate = new DateTime();

print_r($newdate);
$newdate->sub(new DateInterval("PT1S"));
print_r($newdate);
$s = $newdate->diff($today);
print_r($newdate);
$s = $today->diff($newdate);
print_r($newdate);
$s = $today->diff($newdate);
print_r($newdate);
?>

Prints:

DateTime Object
(
    [date] => 2010-11-30 18:43:48
    [timezone_type] => 3
    [timezone] => America/Los_Angeles
)
DateTime Object
(
    [date] => 2010-11-30 18:43:47
    [timezone_type] => 3
    [timezone] => America/Los_Angeles
)
DateTime Object
(
    [date] => 2010-11-30 18:43:46
    [timezone_type] => 3
    [timezone] => America/Los_Angeles
)
DateTime Object
(
    [date] => 2010-11-30 18:43:45
    [timezone_type] => 3
    [timezone] => America/Los_Angeles
)
DateTime Object
(
    [date] => 2010-11-30 18:43:44
    [timezone_type] => 3
    [timezone] => America/Los_Angeles
)

Note that using add() instead of sub() does NOT have the same effect.

This is particularly undesirable -- in this example you make a datetime, use sub() to make it a relative time in the past, and then date->diff() to confirm the difference. But the diff() inadvertendly makes the difference 2x.
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