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04-10-2003, 04:19 AM
when I retrieve my date and time from database and display as follow:

2003-03-14 14:42:18

How can I easily change the format into :

Mar 14th, 2003, 2:42pm

04-10-2003, 07:42 AM
$date = date("F j, Y, g:i a", $retrieved_from_db);
echo $date;

You can check this page for more info on the date function and other formatting options :

This will work only if the date stored in your db is stored as a unix timestamp which means you got it with the time() function.