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php – Best way to change Twitter-API datetime's to a timestamp

Posted by: admin July 12, 2020 Leave a comment

Questions:

The Twitter API sends created_at datetimes like this:

"created_at": "Mon Jul 25 05:51:34 +0000 2011", 

What’s the best way to convert them in a timestamp and my local timezone (Europe/Zurich)? With strtotime(), I get results like 2013-11-08 20:07:00

Thank you very much

Best regards

How to&Answers:
$datetime = new DateTime("Mon Jul 25 05:51:34 +0000 2011");
$datetime->setTimezone(new DateTimeZone('Europe/Zurich'));
echo $datetime->format('U');

See DateTime, DateTime::format(), DateTime::setTimezone(), DateTimeZone and date()