Access date and time related tools ($datetime API variable as a function)

This behaves the same as the $datetime API variable except that you can optionally provide arguments as a shortcut to the $datetime->formatDate() method.

Example

$str = datetime()->relativeTimeStr('2016-10-10');
$str = datetime('Y-m-d');  // shortcut to formatDate method
$str = datetime('Y-m-d', time()); // shortcut to formatDate method

Usage

// basic usage
$wireDateTime = datetime();

// usage with all arguments
$wireDateTime = datetime(string $format = '', $value = '');

Arguments

NameType(s)Description
format (optional)string

Optional date format

value (optional)string, int

Optional date to format

Return value

WireDateTime string int


Functions methods and properties

API reference based on ProcessWire core version 3.0.172

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