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Calculating the age of a person



Sep 22, 2000, 11:37 AM

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Calculating the age of a person Can't Post

I would like to know how to create a script that calculates the age of a person. The script must take the actual date from a variable taken from function (I don't know if it is localtime or time) and substract it with the birthdate (Provided by a database).
For example I have:
$today =??????
$age = $today-$row[3]

The bithdate format is dd-mm-yyyy

Thank you very much for your help!!

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Sep 23, 2000, 7:19 PM

Post #2 of 2 (411 views)
Re: Calculating the age of a person [In reply to] Can't Post

Use Date::Manip or Date::Calc which have already been mentioned a few times on the board.

Alternately, if your database is a SQL database, read up on its documentation as they usually provide some way of doing date calculations in your query itself.


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