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    Php date calculation

    Hello all.
    how do i calculate the difference between dates. i.e if i make a transaction on 12/10/2007 and it is stored in my db. and the transaction was processed on 15/10/2007. is there a way i could write a code to calculate the difference with php? hope am making sense here!

    thanks

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    If you convert the dates to unix timestamps, they are then converted to the number of seconds that have passed since 01/01/1970. As they are in a nice linear fashion, simple subtraction does the trick.

    The function you will need is: strtotime
    “The best thing about a boolean is even if you are wrong, you are only off by a bit.”

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