I am stuck with a problem.I have an array that contains dates and I want to get the date ranges from this array.
For example array('01/01/2012','01/02/2012','01/03/2012','01/05/2012','01/10/2012')
Now I want the date range from this array
And the dates are not sorted in array. Can anyone help me its quiet urgent.
Thanks in advance.

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Last Post by veedeoo

what date ranges? its an array of dates

$array = array('01/01/2012','01/02/2012','01/03/2012','01/05/2012','01/10/2012');

foreach($array as $v){
echo $v."<br/>\r\n";



Can you please give us more detail.. to sort your array, you can easily do this by and it will give you an ordered dates regardless if you put 01/20/2012 in front of the array.

$dates_ar = array('01/01/2012','01/20/2012','01/02/2012','01/03/2012','01/05/2012','01/10/2012');

## we can echo
foreach ($dates_ar as $date => $val) {
    echo "Dates[" . $date . "] = " . $val . "\n";

If you want to find the earliest date and the last date within the array, then you can do something like this..

$dates_ar = array('01/01/2012','01/20/2012','01/02/2012','01/03/2012','01/05/2012','01/10/2012');
## first we sort the array above to make it in order
## we need to find out how many items are in the array.
## I am assuming here that the array[0] is the earliest
echo count($dates_ar)."<br/>";

## now we know how many date entries in the array, we need to pick up the last
$numb = (string)(count($dates_ar)-1);
## first date of the array
echo $dates_ar[0]."<br/>";

## the last date of the array
echo $dates_ar[$numb]."<br/>";

You can even evaluate, can convert dates to unix or whatever is needed for you to find/calculate range. The above is just a simple example from many possibilities.. It is all about how you will apply the logic that you have in your mind. It is all logic :).

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