"Caleb Walker" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote in message
> I am wondering if there is an easier way to format dates that come out of
> database.  My database stores my date in the format- "YYYY-MM-DD".  I know
> that I can take this and rearrange it with some string manipulation but is
> there any other easier way to do that say like making it say Sep. 09, 2001
> instead of 2001-09-09 without using ereg()?

sscanf("%d-%d-%d", $str, $year, $month, $day);
date("M. d, Y", mktime(0,0,0,$month,$day,$year));

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