Laravel change date format

You can change the date format in Laravel with carbon. Carbon is the PHP based extension that provides different methods to handle date-time in Laravel. You can use the format() method to display the different date format for a particular view or you can also create an accessor method in the model to change the date format globally in all Laravel project.

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  • Change date format in laravel blade view

    --PATH resources\views\<post>.blade.php
    {{ $post->created_at->format('Y-m-d') }}
    
    {{ $post->created_at->format('d/m/Y' }}
    
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    Output:

    2021-08-02
    02/08/2021

    You can change the date format in Laravel blade view using the format() method on created_at attribute by passing the date format in which you want to display the date in your view file. 

    You don’t have to make any changes to your model or controller file. Just call the format method in the view file.

  • Change date format by accessor method in model in Laravel 8

    //app\Models\<Post>.php
    //Create accessor method for created_at and updated_at in model
    public function getCreatedAtAttribute($date){
        return \Carbon\Carbon::createFromFormat('Y-m-d H:i:s', $date)->format('Y-m-d');
    }
    
    public function getUpdatedAtAttribute($date)
    {
         return \Carbon\Carbon::createFromFormat('Y-m-d H:i:s', $date)->format('Y-m-d');
    }
    
    
    //Display created_at and updated_at date with new format (Y-m-d) which passed in model function
    $post = \App\Models\Post::first();
    echo $post->created_at;
    echo "<br\>";
    echo $post->updated_at;
    
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    Output:

    2021-08-02
    2022-08-02

    This method will create date formats globally. Create accessor methods getCreatedAtAttribute() and getUpdatedAtAttribute() for created_at and updated_at column in model. These accessors will automatically be called by Eloquent when we retrieve the value of the created_at and updated_at attributes.

    You can also create an accessor method as per your table column. You have to follow the naming convention for your accessor method like if you have a column name first_name then you can create an accessor method with the name getFirstNameAttribute().

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