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PHP compare time

Posted by: admin November 30, 2017 Leave a comment

Questions:

How to compare times in PHP?

I want to say this:

$ThatTime ="14:08:10";
$todaydate = date('Y-m-d');
$time_now=mktime(date('G'),date('i'),date('s'));
$NowisTime=date('G:i:s',$time_now);
if($NowisTime >= $ThatTime) {
    echo "ok";
}

The above code does not print ok. I expected it to.

Answers:
$ThatTime ="14:08:10";
if (time() >= strtotime($ThatTime)) {
  echo "ok";
}

A solution using DateTime (that also regards the timezone).

$dateTime = new DateTime($ThatTime);
if ($dateTime->diff(new DateTime)->format('%R') == '+') {
  echo "OK";
}

http://php.net/datetime.diff

Questions:
Answers:

To see of the curent time is greater or equal to 14:08:10 do this:

if (time() >= strtotime("14:08:10")) {
  echo "ok";
}

Depending on your input sources, make sure to account for timezone.

See PHP time()
and PHP strtotime()

Questions:
Answers:

Simple way to compare time is :

$time = date('H:i:s',strtotime("11 PM"));
if($time < date('H:i:s')){
     // your code
}