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PHP function to get dates between two dates in an array

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Function in PHP to get dates between 2 dates in an array

Here is a simple function in PHP which accepts FromDate and ToDate as input dates. The dates should be in dd/mm/yyyy format.
Function takes the input dates and returns an inclusive array of the dates between the from and to dates.







function getDateRangeAsArray($fromDate,$toDate)
{
// takes two dates formatted as DD/MM/YYYY and creates an
// inclusive array of the dates between the from and to dates.

//splitting the date string so that Year, month and date components of the date becomes the array elements
$arrDtFrm = explode("/",$fromDate);
$arrDtTo = explode("/",$toDate);

//declare the output array
$aryRange=array();

$aryRange=array();

$iDateFrom=mktime(1,0,0,intval( $arrDtFrm[1]), intval( $arrDtFrm[0]) ,intval( $arrDtFrm[2]) );
$iDateTo=mktime(1,0,0,intval( $arrDtTo[1]), intval( $arrDtTo[0]) ,intval( $arrDtTo[2]));

if ($iDateTo>=$iDateFrom)
{

array_push($aryRange,date('d/m/Y',$iDateFrom)); // first entry

while ($iDateFrom<$iDateTo) { $iDateFrom+=86400; // add 24 hours array_push($aryRange,date('d/m/Y',$iDateFrom)); } } return $aryRange; }





How to use this function?

You can invoke the function like the way given below. The function return the inclusive array of the dates between the from and to dates.

$arrDates = getDateRangeAsArray("29/01/2015","5/02/2015");

// Using print_r() (print array) function to print the resulted date array:

print_r( $arrDates );

Result will be like this:

Array ( [0] => 29/01/2015 [1] => 30/01/2015 [2] => 31/01/2015 [3] => 01/02/2015 [4] => 02/02/2015 [5] => 03/02/2015 [6] => 04/02/2015 [7] => 05/02/2015 )




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