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Use of 64 bit processors and later versions of PHP have effectively made this function obsolete. It may be removed in later releases of ADOdb

int dbObject::unixDate(){
       float $timestamp


The static function unixDate() accepts a Unix Timestamp value, and uses the date/time functionality of the database server to return another timestamp. For versions of PHP earlier than 5, this function could be used to bypass limitations of dates before 1st January 1970. For databases that do not support the functionality, the function makes use of ADOdb time handling library.


SQL Server example

 * Connection to SQL Server database assumed
$d = $db::unixDate(strtotime('1920-10-10'));
print $d;
 * returns -1553450400
print date('Y-m-d',$d);
 * Returns the following string: '1920-10-10'
v5/reference/connection/unixdate.txt · Last modified: 2016/01/17 01:34 by mnewnham