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PHP CRUD Operations with PHP Creating Records Validating User Data

Roger Dailey
Roger Dailey
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Help with challenge, not sure what I am doing wrong?

What am I doing wrong?

index.php
<?php

function valid_sql_date($date) {
    //add code here
  $dateMatch = explode('-',$date);
  if(count($dateMatch) !=3 
     || strlen($dateMatch[0]) !=4 
     || strlen($dateMatch[1]) !=2 
     || strlen($dateMatch[2]) !=2
     || !checkdate($dateMatch[0], $dateMatch[1], $dateMatch[2])) {
     return false;
  } else {
    return true;
  }
}

1 Answer

Hi Roger!

I think that order of parameters in function

checkdate();

matters.

bool checkdate ( int $month , int $day , int $year ) 

If you output contents of your array after explode

 print_r($dateMatch); 

You will notice that

$dateMatch[0] - Year
$dateMatch[1] - month
$dateMatch[2] - date

In your case try following

checkdate($dateMatch[1], $dateMatch[2], $dateMatch[0]);

Hope this will help.

Best regards.