This chapter describes all the different formats that the strtotime(), DateTime and date_create() parser understands. The formats are grouped by section. In most cases formats from different sections can be used in the same date/time string. For each of the supported formats, one or more examples are given, as well as a description for the format. Characters in single quotes in the formats are case-insensitive ('t' could be t or T), characters in double quotes are case-sensitive ("T" is only T).