Ok your way works and thanks for the help but still struggling a little bit here is what I have.
$year = date (Y); //This gets me the current year 2002 $month = date (m); //This gets me the current month 07 $day= 1; //always looking for the 1st day of the month $string = "$year $month $day"; $today = date("w",strtotime($string)); echo $today; My result is: 3 What am I doing wrong should this work???? Thanks for the help attila http://www.glorynaspiration.com "Richard Baskett" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote in message [EMAIL PROTECTED]">news:[EMAIL PROTECTED]... > $today = date("w"); // $today will result in '1' > $today = date("D"); // $today will result in 'Mon' > $today = date("l"); // $today will result in 'Monday' > > Now if you wanted to feed the script something like this: > > $string = "01 Jul 2002"; > $today = date("l",strtotime($string)); > > This will result in the long textual day of '01 Jul 2002', so 'Monday' or if > you interchange the "l" in the first part of the date function with "w" you > will get the the day of the week, numeric, i.e. "0" (Sunday) to "6" > (Saturday) or if you use "D" you will get the short textual day so 'Mon' > > I hope all of that makes sense to you. Check out the php manual for the > function date and strtotime. > > http://www.php.net/date > http://www.php.net/strtotime > > Rick > > "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own > understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And he shall direct your > paths." - Proverbs 3:5-6 > > > > From: "Attila" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> > > Date: Mon, 15 Jul 2002 16:44:39 -0600 > > To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] > > Subject: [PHP] Date () Help please > > > > Hello all, > > I am very new to PHP and I have added some minor PHP to my website. I > > would like to make a PHP calander to keep track of things going on. Could > > someone tell me how I can get the first day of every month. > > > > For Example: > > 01 Jul 2002 was a Monday. > > 01 Mar 2002 will be a Thursday > > > > I need the dates to start my tables so they insert the numbers in the right > > day. > > > > Thanks, > > Attila > > > > > > > > -- > > PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) > > To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php > > > -- PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php