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$my_time = new format_timestamp;

if (isset($_POST['sub_date'])) {
	$my_time->reg_date = $_POST['date'];
	$my_time->reg_time = $_POST['time'];
	//  this property will output an other seperator then a minus
	$my_time->date_seperator = "."; 
	// use this property if you have a not english styled date
	$my_time->date_format = (isset($_POST['date_type'])) ? $_POST['date_type'] : "us"; 
	// next convert the date
	// the next method will create the mysql timestamp
	if ($my_time->create_mysql_timestamp()) {
		$mysql = $my_time->mysql_timestamp;
		// after this you can convert this to an unix stamp
		$unix = $my_time->conv_to_unix_timestamp();

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<title>Example format timestamp class</title>
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  <h2>Example date/time to MySQL and UNIX timestamp conversion</h2>
  <p>Some people have problems with the conversion from a date posted by a form and into a format for later calculations or just putting the value into a database.<br>
  With this class is it possible to convert a date and time field into a (MySQL or UNIX) timestamp. Of course you can extract date and time from a timestamp, too. Before conversting there is a test to check that a date/time is valid.</p>
  <p>Try it, insert a date and time and notice both timestamps.<br>The format for a non english date is: <b>dd-mm-yyyy</b></p>
  <form action="<?php echo $PHP_SELF; ?>" method="post">
	<label for="date">Date:</label>
	<input type="text" name="date" value="<?php echo (isset($_POST['date'])) ? $_POST['date'] : "yyyy-mm-dd"; ?>" size="15"><br>
	<label for="time">Time:</label>
	<input type="text" name="time" value="<?php echo (isset($_POST['time'])) ? $_POST['time'] : "hh:mm:ss"; ?>" size="15"><br>
	non english date?*
	<input type="checkbox" name="date_type" value="eu"<?php echo (isset($_POST['date_type'])) ? " checked" : ""; ?>><br>
	<input type="submit" name="sub_date" value="Convert!">
  <p><b><?php echo (isset($my_time->error)) ? $my_time->error : "&nbsp;"; ?></b></p>
  <?php if (isset($mysql) && isset($unix)) { ?>
  <p>Your date time as MySQL timestamp: <b><?php echo $mysql; ?></b><br>and as UNIX timestamp: <b><?php echo $unix; ?></b></p>
  <p>Notice the extracted date with different seperators: <b><?php echo $my_time->extract_date(); ?></b></p>
  <?php } ?>
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