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Old 11-09-2005, 10:26 AM   #1
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transform month number to month name in php


Hi lets say Ive got a number 2 and I want to transform it into Feb but I do not want to create an array with 12 values ....I want a function that does just that .......
 
Old 11-09-2005, 10:45 AM   #2
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Check out the format strings available with the date function. You can't use it directly to translate 2 to Feb, but you could probably write your own function that pieces it together into a timestamp with mktime and then use that timestamp to format the date with a short textual representation of the month.

Something like so (untested):
Code:
function GetMonthString($n)
{
    $timestamp = mktime(0, 0, 0, $n, 1, 2005);
    
    return date("M", $timestamp);
}
 
  


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