Time Date Tokens

The following format specifiers are supported:

Specifier

d

Displays the day as a number without a leading zero (1-31)

dd

Displays the day as a number with a leading zero (01-31)

ddd

Displays the day as an abbreviation (Sun-Sat) using the strings given by the ShortDayNames global variable

dddd

Displays the day as a full name (Sunday-Saturday) using the strings given by the LongDayNames global variable

ddddd

Displays the date using the format given by the ShortDateFormat global variable

dddddd

Displays the date using the format given by the LongDateFormat global variable

m

Displays the month as a number without a leading zero (1-12). If the m specifier immediately follows an h or hh specifier, the minute rather than the month is displayed.

mm

Displays the month as a number with a leading zero (01-12). If the mm specifier immediately follows an h or hh specifier, the minute rather than the month is displayed.

mmm

Displays the month as an abbreviation (Jan-Dec) using the strings given by the ShortMonthNames global variable

mmmm

Displays the month as a full name (January-December) using the strings given by the LongMonthNames global variable

yy

Displays the year as a two-digit number (00-99)

yyyy

Displays the year as a four-digit number (0000-9999)

h

Displays the hour without a leading zero (0-23)

hh

Displays the hour with a leading zero (00-23)

n

Displays the minute without a leading zero (0-59)

nn

Displays the minute with a leading zero (00-59)

s

Displays the second without a leading zero (0-59)

ss

Displays the second with a leading zero (00-59)

z

Displays the millisecond without a leading zero (0-999)

zzz

Displays the millisecond with a leading zero (000-999)

t

Displays the time using the format given by the ShortTimeFormat global variable

tt

Displays the time using the format given by the LongTimeFormat global variable

am/pm

Uses the 12-hour clock for the preceding h or hh specifier, and displays 'am' for any hour before noon, and 'pm' for any hour after noon. The am/pm specifier can use lower, upper, or mixed case, and the result is displayed accordingly.

a/p

Uses the 12-hour clock for the preceding h or hh specifier, and displays 'a' for any hour before noon, and 'p' for any hour after noon. The a/p specifier can use lower, upper, or mixed case, and the result is displayed accordingly.

ampm

Uses the 12-hour clock for the preceding h or hh specifier, and displays the contents of the TimeAMString global variable for any hour before noon, and the contents of the TimePMString global variable for any hour after noon.

'xx'/"xx"

Characters enclosed in single or double quotes are displayed as-is, and do not affect formatting

Format specifiers may be written in upper case as well as in lower case letters -both produce the same result.


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Keywords: Date, Time