Changing the date format the <CDATE> template metacomm

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  • #1480
    Graeme
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    Hi,

    I am trying to use the template metacommand <CDATE> to expand the current date.

    I am trying to get the format of date to be dd/mm/yyyy and it is coming out as mm/dd/yyyy.

    Is there any way of changing the date format?

    Thanks,

    Graeme

    #5372
    Clay Martin
    Keymaster

    I did a search on CDATE in the help file, here is what I found:

    Substitutes the current date. The <CDate> Metacommands allow for passing an optional format string. To specify a format string, use the following format.

    <CDate format string>

    Examples:

    <CDATE dd’-‘MMM’-‘yy> would insert the date as 27-Jan-99

    See table below for all of the valid format string values.

    Format String
    Function

    d
    Day of month as digits with no leading zero for single-digit days.

    dd
    Day of month as digits with leading zero for single-digit days

    ddd
    Day of week as a three-letter abbreviation. The function uses the LOCALE_SABBREVDAYNAME value associated with the specified locale.

    dddd
    Day of week as its full name. The function uses the LOCALE_SDAYNAME value associated with the specified locale.

    M
    Month as digits with no leading zero for single-digit months.

    MM
    Month as digits with leading zero for single-digit months.

    MMM
    Month as a three-letter abbreviation. The function uses the LOCALE_SABBREVMONTHNAME value associated with the specified locale.

    MMMM
    Month as its full name. The function uses the LOCALE_SMONTHNAME value associated with the specified locale.

    y
    Year as last two digits, but with no leading zero for years less than 10.

    yy
    Year as last two digits, but with leading zero for years less than 10.

    yyyy
    Year represented by full four digits

    gg
    Period/era string. The function uses the CAL_SERASTRING value associated with the specified locale. This element is ignored if the date to be formatted does not have an associated era or period string.

    h
    Hours with no leading zero for single-digit hours; 12-hour clock

    hh
    Hours with leading zero for single-digit hours; 12-hour clock

    H
    Hours with no leading zero for single-digit hours; 24-hour clock

    HH
    Hours with leading zero for single-digit hours; 24-hour clock

    m
    Minutes with no leading zero for single-digit minutes

    mm
    Minutes with leading zero for single-digit minutes

    s
    Seconds with no leading zero for single-digit seconds

    ss
    Seconds with leading zero for single-digit seconds

    T
    One character time marker string, such as A or P

    tt
    Multicharacter time marker string, such as AM or PM

    HTH,
    Clay

    #5373
    Graeme
    Participant

    Thanks,

    That is great.

    I did a search on the help and jut found the raw list of tags and a very short description.

    Was this in the standard ME9.0.3 distribution?

    Cheers,

    Graeme

    #5374
    Clay Martin
    Keymaster

    No it was 9.10.4.

    You can find a updated version of the manual in PDF at the .

    Clay

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