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DateTime::createFromFormat -- date_create_from_formatParses a time string according to a specified format


Object-oriented style

public static DateTime::createFromFormat(string $format, string $datetime, ?DateTimeZone $timezone = null): DateTime|false

Procedural style

date_create_from_format(string $format, string $datetime, ?DateTimeZone $timezone = null): DateTime|false

Returns a new DateTime object representing the date and time specified by the datetime string, which was formatted in the given format.

Like DateTimeImmutable::createFromFormat() and date_create_immutable_from_format(), respectively, but creates a DateTime object.

This method, including parameters, examples, and considerations are documented on the DateTimeImmutable::createFromFormat page.

Return Values

Returns a new DateTime instance or false on failure.


For an extensive set of examples, see DateTimeImmutable::createFromFormat.

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