Call to a member function format() on boolean in PHP LARAVEL

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PHP Fatal error: Call to a member function format() on boolean

But I’m sure that my question is not a duplicate.

I have a problem with try to save records in datetime format.

The error is the following:

Symfony Component Debug Exception

FatalThrowableError (E_ERROR)

Call to a member function format() on boolean

1° record

Columns date_start and date_end respectively

court_id = 1 – NAME= TENNIS

2018-10-05 10:00:002018-10-05 11:00:00 works perfectly. It’s save without problems

Then I try to save another record in my table.

The same columns respectively.

2° Record

court_id = 1 – NAME = TENNIS

2018-10-05 12:00:002018-10-05 13:00:00 not work, but it’s work if the day is different for example 2018-10-06.

The dates are similar and court_id are the same, the only difference between the record 1 and 2 are the hours.

This is my function store()

public function store(Request $request){

    $hours = new HoursNew();

    try {

        $hours->id = $request->id;

        $date = DateTime::createFromFormat('Y-m-dTh:i', $request->date_start);
        $date2 = DateTime::createFromFormat('Y-m-dTh:i', $request->date_end);

        $hours->date_start = $date->format('Y-m-d H:i:s');

        $hours->date_end = $date2->format('Y-m-d H:i:s');

        $hours->estate_hour_id = $request->estate_hour_id;
        $hours->court_id = $request->court_id;

    } catch (IlluminateDatabaseQueryException $e) {

         Session::flash('error', 'Whoops! We have some problems');

         return redirect()->route('');

        Session::flash('message', "It's OK");
        return redirect()->route('');

Why I get this error, when I try to save the same dates for the same courts (court_id) but differents hours.


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Method 1

DateTime::createFromFormat() returns false on failure. Since the hour goes from <= 12 to 13 in your example, that indicates to me that the “h” should be capitalized.

$date = DateTime::createFromFormat('Y-m-dTH:i', $request->date_start);

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