Difference between 2 dates in seconds

05/02/2020 03:30:02

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Calculates difference between two dates in PHP

Hello All,

In my project, I need to calculate the difference in seconds between two dates:

For Example :

$firstDay = "2011-05-12 18:20:20";
$secondDay = "2011-05-13 18:20:20";

Then I should get 86400 Seconds That is 24 hours.

Similarly For

$firstDay = "2011-05-13 11:59:20";
$secondDay = "2011-05-13 12:00:20";

It should return 60 Seconds.

I read lots of questions in the stackoverflow But they only deals with the difference between 2 minute fields like 11:50:01 and 12:10:57

Verified Answer (155 Votes)

05/13/2011 12:13:32
$timeFirst  = strtotime('2011-05-12 18:20:20');
$timeSecond = strtotime('2011-05-13 18:20:20');
$differenceInSeconds = $timeSecond - $timeFirst;

You will then be able to use the seconds to find minutes, hours, days, etc.

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