Convert String to Carbon Instance

Last Updated at : March 13, 2018 By - Usama Muneer | 6330

    While Developing applications in Laravel, there comes situations where you have date in simple string format. For instance getting raw response from an API. But you want to convert that string into Carbon instance and use the Carbon helpers on it. Well there’s a simple solution to it.

    Snippet

    $date = Carbon\Carbon::parse($rawDate);

    well thats it. You’ll now have a Carbon instance & you can format the date as you like using Carbon helper functions. For instance.

    $date->diffForHumans();
    
    $date->format('Y');

    If you’ve any questions in mind, leave us a comment below. Do follow us on Twitter.

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    Usama Muneer

    A web enthusiastic, self-motivated & detail-oriented professional Full-Stack Web Developer from Karachi, Pakistan with experience in developing applications using JavaScript, WordPress & Laravel specifically. Loves to write on different web technologies with an equally useful skill to make some sense out of it.

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