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I got this code from Stackoverflow and changed it slightly to work with today's date.

I want to check if today fits between two dates. But this is not working. What am I missing?

$paymentDate = date('d/m/Y');
echo $paymentDate; // echos today! 
$contractDateBegin = date('d/m/Y', '01/01/2001');
$contractDateEnd = date('d/m/Y', '01/01/2015');

if ($paymentDate > $contractDateBegin && $paymentDate < $contractDateEnd)
  echo "is between";
echo "NO GO!";  



Edit: use <= or >= to count today's date.

This is the right answer for your code. Just use the strtotime() php function.

$paymentDate = date('Y-m-d');
$paymentDate=date('Y-m-d', strtotime($paymentDate));
//echo $paymentDate; // echos today! 
$contractDateBegin = date('Y-m-d', strtotime("01/01/2001"));
$contractDateEnd = date('Y-m-d', strtotime("01/01/2012"));
if (($paymentDate >= $contractDateBegin) && ($paymentDate <= $contractDateEnd)){
    echo "is between";
    echo "NO GO!";  
Friday, December 9, 2022

you need to escape the a and t as both have special meaning when used as formatting options in date()

echo date('M j at h:i a');

See it in action

Monday, October 17, 2022

You don't need to change the php.ini file if you use date_default_timezone_set(). Just set it to the timezone you will be working in.

Something like this should go in a config file or on the page where you're working with dates (if it is only one page):

Friday, December 23, 2022

You don't need to apply to_date() to sysdate. It is already there:

select 1
from dual 
WHERE sysdate BETWEEN TO_DATE('28/02/2014', 'DD/MM/YYYY') AND TO_DATE('20/06/2014', 'DD/MM/YYYY');

If you are concerned about the time component on the date, then use trunc():

select 1
from dual 
WHERE trunc(sysdate) BETWEEN TO_DATE('28/02/2014', 'DD/MM/YYYY') AND
                             TO_DATE('20/06/2014', 'DD/MM/YYYY');
Tuesday, November 8, 2022
// Date strings from DB
$startDate = '2012-08-01';
$endDate = '2012-08-08';

// Convert to UNIX timestamps
$currentTime = strtotime($startDate);
$endTime = strtotime($endDate);

// Loop until we reach the last day
$result = array();
while ($currentTime <= $endTime) {
  if (date('N', $currentTime) < 6) {
    $result[] = date('Y-m-d', $currentTime);
  $currentTime = strtotime('+1 day', $currentTime);

// Show the result
// You could loop the array to pretty-print it, or do it within the above loop

See it working

Sunday, October 2, 2022
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