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the [ long | abbr[rev[iated]] | short ] [ english | system ] dateFormat

Introduced
1.1
Environment
Desktop, Web and Server
Platform Support
MacOS,Mac OS X,Windows,Linux
Security
None required
Summary
Returns a string describing a given date format using the syntax described below.
Examples

put the long dateFormat into stringToParse

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Use the dateFormat function to obtain the general format of the date for further processing.

Value:

The dateFormat function returns a string.

Comments:

The dateFormat function returns a string containing one or more formatting incantations, each of which describes a part of the requested date format. The possible incantations are as follows:

%a

Abbreviated weekday name: the abbreviated day of the week, as reported by the weekdayNames function

%A

Full weekday name: the full day of the week, as reported by the weekdayNames function

%b

Abbreviated month name: the abbreviated month name, as reported by the monthNames function

%B

Full month name: the full month name, as reported by the monthNames function

%d

Day of the month: the day of the month as a number

%m

Month number: the number of the month

%y

Two-digit year: the year as a two-digit number

%Y

Four-digit year: This incantation indicates the year as a four-digit number (including the century)

%w

Day of the week: A number between 1 and 7

Note: The dateFormat differs from other date/time functionality in that the default is to return information relative to the system locale. i.e. the dateFormat is equivalent to the system dateFormat

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