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format_datetime

2.12

The format_datetime filter was added in Twig 2.12.

The format_datetime filter formats a date time:

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{# Aug 7, 2019, 11:39:12 PM #}
{{ '2019-08-07 23:39:12'|format_datetime() }}

Format

You can tweak the output for the date part and the time part:

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{# 23:39 #}
{{ '2019-08-07 23:39:12'|format_datetime('none', 'short', locale='fr') }}

{# 07/08/2019 #}
{{ '2019-08-07 23:39:12'|format_datetime('short', 'none', locale='fr') }}

{# mercredi 7 août 2019 23:39:12 UTC #}
{{ '2019-08-07 23:39:12'|format_datetime('full', 'full', locale='fr') }}

Supported values are: none, short, medium, long, and full.

For greater flexibility, you can even define your own pattern (see the ICU user guide for supported patterns).

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{# 11 oclock PM, GMT #}
{{ '2019-08-07 23:39:12'|format_datetime(pattern="hh 'oclock' a, zzzz") }}

Locale

By default, the filter uses the current locale. You can pass it explicitly:

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{# 7 août 2019 23:39:12 #}
{{ '2019-08-07 23:39:12'|format_datetime(locale='fr') }}

Timezone

By default, the date is displayed by applying the default timezone (the one specified in php.ini or declared in Twig -- see below), but you can override it by explicitly specifying a timezone:

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{{ datetime|format_datetime(locale='en', timezone='Pacific/Midway') }}

If the date is already a DateTime object, and if you want to keep its current timezone, pass false as the timezone value:

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{{ datetime|format_datetime(locale='en', timezone=false) }}

The default timezone can also be set globally by calling setTimezone():

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$twig = new \Twig\Environment($loader);
$twig->getExtension(\Twig\Extension\CoreExtension::class)->setTimezone('Europe/Paris');

Note

The format_datetime filter is part of the IntlExtension which is not installed by default. Install it first:

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$ composer require twig/intl-extra

Then, on Symfony projects, install the twig/extra-bundle:

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$ composer require twig/extra-bundle

Otherwise, add the extension explicitly on the Twig environment:

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use Twig\Extra\Intl\IntlExtension;

$twig = new \Twig\Environment(...);
$twig->addExtension(new IntlExtension());

Arguments

  • locale: The locale
  • dateFormat: The date format
  • timeFormat: The time format
  • pattern: A date time pattern
  • timezone: The date timezone name
  • calendar: The calendar (Gregorian by default)
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