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format_datetime

New in version 2.12: The format_datetime filter was added in Twig 2.12.

The format_datetime filter formats a date time:

public function formatDateTime(Environment $env, $date, ?string $dateFormat = 'medium', ?string $timeFormat = 'medium', string $pattern = '', $timezone = null, string $calendar = 'gregorian', string $locale = null): string
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{# Aug 7, 2019, 11:39:12 PM #}
{{ '2019-08-07 23:39:12'|format_datetime() }}

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 flexiblity, you can even define your own pattern:

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

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') }}

Note

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

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$ composer req twig/intl-extra

Then, use the twig/extra-bundle on Symfony projects or add the extension explictly on the Twig environment:

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
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