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DateTime::setTimezone

date_timezone_set

(PHP 5 >= 5.2.0, PHP 7, PHP 8)

DateTime::setTimezone -- date_timezone_setSets the time zone for the DateTime object

Description

Object-oriented style

public DateTime::setTimezone(DateTimeZone $timezone): DateTime

Procedural style

Sets a new timezone for a DateTime object.

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

The procedural version takes the DateTime object as its first argument.

Parameters

object

Procedural style only: A DateTime object returned by date_create(). The function modifies this object.

timezone

A DateTimeZone object representing the desired time zone.

Return Values

Returns the DateTime object for method chaining. The underlaying point-in-time is not changed when calling this method.

Examples

Example #1 DateTime::setTimeZone() example

Object-oriented style

<?php
$date 
= new DateTime('2000-01-01', new DateTimeZone('Pacific/Nauru'));
echo 
$date->format('Y-m-d H:i:sP') . "\n";

$date->setTimezone(new DateTimeZone('Pacific/Chatham'));
echo 
$date->format('Y-m-d H:i:sP') . "\n";
?>

Procedural style

<?php
$date 
date_create('2000-01-01'timezone_open('Pacific/Nauru'));
echo 
date_format($date'Y-m-d H:i:sP') . "\n";

date_timezone_set($datetimezone_open('Pacific/Chatham'));
echo 
date_format($date'Y-m-d H:i:sP') . "\n";
?>

The above examples will output:

2000-01-01 00:00:00+12:00
2000-01-01 01:45:00+13:45

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