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dateFormat

text dateFormat(timestamp, pattern, timeZone, language)

Returns the timestamp in timeZone, formatted according to pattern in language.

Predefined patterns:

  • "datetime" for the device default date & time format, the default
  • "date" for the device default date only format
  • "time" for the device default time only format
  • "iso8601" for "yyyy-MM-dd'T'HH:mm:ssZ"

Pattern symbols with special meaning:

SymbolComponentExamples
GEraAD
yYear2014
MMonthJuly; Jul; 07; 7
wWeek in year27
WWeek in month2
DDay in year189
dDay in month (1-31)10
EDay of weekTuesday; Tue; T
FDay of week in month (2nd Wed in July)2
HHour in day (0-23)0
kHour in day (1-24)24
KHour in am/pm (0-11)0
hHour in am/pm (1-12)12
aAm/pm markerPM
mMinute in hour30
sSecond in minute55
SMillisecond978
ZTime zone offset-0800
zTime zone namePacific Standard Time; PST; GMT-08:00
'Avoid interpretation'day' d
''Single quote''o'clock'

Examples

PatternResult
yyyy.MM.dd G 'at' HH:mm:ss z2001.07.04 AD at 12:08:56 PDT
EEE, MMM d, ''yyWed, Jul 4, '01
h:mm a12:08 PM
hh 'o''clock' a, zzzz12 o'clock PM, Pacific Daylight Time
K:mm a, z0:08 PM, PDT
yyyyy.MMMMM.dd GGG hh:mm aaa02001.July.04 AD 12:08 PM
EEE, d MMM yyyy HH:mm:ss ZWed, 4 Jul 2001 12:08:56 -0700
yyMMddHHmmssZ010704120856-0700
yyyy-MM-dd'T'HH:mm:ss.SSSZ2001-07-04T12:08:56.235-0700

Parameters

  1. timestampunix timestamp to format.
  2. pattern — optional formatting pattern, default is a date & time pattern for language.
  3. timeZone — optional time zone, defaults is current time zone.
  4. language — optional language code, defaults is the device language.

Returns

  • the formatted date and/or time.
Note! This documentation can also be found in the Help & feedback menu of the app.