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Laravel – How to get year property of date

Posted by: admin November 30, 2017 Leave a comment


I have a “datetime” field in mysql.

$time = "1900-01-01 00:00:00";

I cant get only year.
I tried $time -> year, but its not good.

(Trying to get property of non-object)
Maybe i need to convert this string to date?

I hope someone can help me!
Thanks so much!


You can do this in two ways,

1 – Define the date filed in the related model as,

public function getDates()
    //define the datetime table column names as below in an array, and you will get the
    //carbon objects for these fields in model objects.

    return array('created_at', 'updated_at', 'date_time_field');

then laravel return a carbon object for these columns, so that you can use like $time->year.

2- You can create a carbon object and get the year as in Moppo’s answer

Carbon::createFromFormat('Y-m-d H:i:s', $time)->year

First one make so clean for me, you can decide which way suits you.


In Laravel you can use Carbon to parse the date:

$time = "1900-01-01 00:00:00";
$date = new Carbon( $time );   

Once you get the Carbon object, to get the year you can do:





use PHP’s built in methods

$year = date('Y', strtotime($dateString));


Try out this one

$time = date_create("2014-01-01 00:00:00");
echo date_format($time, 'Y');

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