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LDAP timestamp converter

By Dan Elder
on February 18, 2003

Version: 1

Type: Full Script

Category: Calendars/Dates

License: GNU General Public License

Description: Converts an LDAP timestamp of the form yyyymmddhhmmsst to a Unix timestamp.

//PHP script to convert a timestamp returned from an LDAP query into a Unix timestamp

// The date as returned by LDAP in format yyyymmddhhmmsst
$date = "20030218045359Z";

// Get the individual date segments by splitting up the LDAP date
$year = substr($date,0,4);
$month = substr($date,4,2);
$day = substr($date,6,2);
$hour = substr($date,8,2);
$minute = substr($date,10,2);
$second = substr($date,12,2);

// Make the Unix timestamp from the individual parts
$timestamp = mktime($hour, $minute, $second, $month, $day, $year);

// Output the finished timestamp
echo "Date was ".$month."/".$day."/".$year." ".$hour.":".$minute.":".$second." but is now ".$timestamp."n";