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[ Date->SetFormat ]

Method

[Date->SetFormat] sets the output date format for a particular date data type within a Lasso format file. The tag requires one parameter which defines how the date should be formatted.

%D U.S. date format (mm/dd/yyyy).
%Q MySQL date format (yyyy-mm-dd).
%q MySQL timestamp format (yyyymmddhhmmss).
%r 12-hour time format (hh:mm:ss [AM/PM]).
%T 24-hour time format (hh:mm:ss).
%Y 4-digit year.
%y 2-digit year.
%m Month number (1=January, 12=December).
%B Full English month name (e.g. "January").
%b Abbreviated English month name (e.g. "Jan").
%d Day of month (1-31).
%w Day of week (1=Sunday, 7=Saturday).
%W Week of year.
%A Full English weekday name (e.g. "Wednesday").
%a Abbreviated English weekday name (e.g. "Wed").
%H 24-hour time hour (0-23).
%h 12-hour time hour (1-12).
%M Minute (0-59).
%S Second (0-59).
%p AM/PM for 12-hour time.
%z Time zone offset in relation to GMT (e.g. -0800).
%% A percent sign.

By default, all output is zero padded to two characters. For example, 02/03/2002.

A hyphen - between the % and the letter code instructs Lasso not to pad the output. For example, 2/3/2002

An underscore _ between the % and the letter instructs Lasso to pad the output with spaces. For example, 2/ 3/2002.

  • Syntax
date->setFormat('FormatString')
Examples
  • Beginner

To set the date format for a variable:

The following example sets the date output format to yyyy/mm/dd for a particular date variable.

Code

local(myDate=date('8/29/2002'))
#myDate->setFormat('%Y/%m/%d')
#myDate

Result

2002/08/29

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