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[ date->AMPM ]


[Date->AMPM] is an accessor for getting or setting the AM/PM field for a date object.

Getting uses no parameters and returns the AM/PM as an integer.

Setting requires an integer parameter, and supports the =, += and -= operators. Setting modifies the date object in-place, but does not return a value.

  • Syntax
Date Object->ampm
Date Object->ampm=Integer
Date Object->ampm+=Integer
Date Object->ampm-=Integer
  • Beginner

To get or set the AM/PM field of a date object:

Use the [Date->AMPM] method. The following example uses a single date object, then gets the AM/PM and returns its value.

Next we set the AM/PM field to a new value using the = operator, then set it again by adding 1 to the AM/PM using the += operator, and set it once more by subtracting 1 from the AM/PM using the -= operator. We return the result for each set operation.


local('d') = date('2011-02-01 08:00:00')
#d->ampm + '<br>'
#d + '<br>'
#d + '<br>'


2011-02-01 08:00:00
2011-02-01 20:00:00
2011-02-01 08:00:00

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