Category: Date and Time function
This function converts datetime as a date serial value into a date-time text value formatted according to format.
|datetime||Date or Number (date serial)||An expression representing a date serial value. The date to convert into a text-based date-time string.|
|format||Text||The layout of the datetime value describing the order and type of the date-time components.
See the "Format string components" table below.
Return value type: Text.
A format string defines a formatting template for dates and times. Its components can be put together in any combination. If a character doesn't belong to a format component then it's inserted verbatim.
The specifiers below are case-sensitive.
|Date format specifier||Description|
|d||The day of the month, from 1 through 31.|
|dd||The day of the month, from 01 through 31.|
|ddd||The abbreviated name of the day of the week.|
|M||The month, from 1 through 12.|
|MM||The month, from 01 through 12.|
|MMM||The abbreviated name of the month.|
|MMMM||The full name of the month.|
|y||The year, from 0 to 99.|
|yy||The year, from 00 to 99.|
|yyyy||The year as a four-digit number.|
|Time format specifier||Description|
|h||The hour, using a 12-hour clock from 1 to 12.|
|hh||The hour, using a 12-hour clock from 01 to 12.|
|H||The hour, using a 24-hour clock from 0 to 23.|
|HH||The hour, using a 24-hour clock from 00 to 23.|
|m||The minute, from 0 through 59.|
|mm||The minute, from 00 through 59.|
|s||The second, from 0 through 59.|
|ss||The second, from 00 through 59.|
|t||The first character of the AM/PM designator.|
|tt||The AM/PM designator.|
Note that the colon (":") is not a valid symbol for file names, so in instances where the results of this function are to be used in a file name (e.g., as a date-time stamp), the colon should not be used, or should be replaced before generating the file.
format( 41640, 'yyyyMMdd' ) //Returns '20140101' (41640 corresponds to January 1st, 2014.)
format( 43658, 'yy-MM-dd' ) //Returns '19-07-12' (43658 corresponds to July 12th, 2019.)
format( 41640.75, 'yyyy-MM-dd hh:mmtt' ) //Returns '2014-01-01 06:00PM' (Includes time component.)