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[Date->Month] is an accessor for getting or setting the day of month field for a date object.

Getting uses no parameters and returns the month as an integer (1=January, 12=December). An optional -Long parameter returns the full English month name (e.g. "January"). An optional -Short parameter returns an abbreviated English month name (e.g. "Jan").

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->month
Date Object->month(-long)
Date Object->month(-short)
Date Object->month=Integer
Date Object->month+=Integer
Date Object->month-=Integer
  • Beginner

To get or set the month field of a date object:

Use the [Date->Month] method. The following example uses a single date object, then gets the month and returns its value as the full name in English.

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


local(d) = date('2011-02-21 08:00:00')
#d->month(-long) + '<br>'
#d + '<br>'
#d + '<br>'


2011-05-21 08:00:00
2011-06-21 08:00:00
2011-05-21 08:00:00

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