datetext() Function

Interprets the date or datetime specified in the user's preferred calendar and returns its string representation using given format.

Syntax

datetext( value, format )

value: (Date or Date and Time) The value to convert to a text string.

format: (Text) The pattern you want to use for the output.

Returns

Text

Examples

You can copy and paste these examples into the Expression Rule Designer to see how this works.

datetext(userdatevalue("8/18/1427"),"yyyy/MM/dd") returns 1427/8/18

The datetext() function uses a similar, but slightly different syntax than the text function.

Letter Date or Time Component Presentation Examples
G Era designator Text AD
y Year Year 1996; 96
Y Week Year Year 2009; 09
M Month in year Month July; Jul; 07
w Week in year Number 27
W Week in month Number 2
D Day in year Number 189
d Day in month Number 10
F Day of week in month Number 2
E Day name in week Text Tuesday; Tue
a Am/pm marker Text PM
H Hour in day (0-23) Number 0
k Hour in day (1-24) Number 24
K Hour in am/pm (0-11) Number 0
h Hour in am/pm (1-12) Number 12
m Minute in hour Number 30
s Second in minute Number 55
S Millisecond Number 978
z Time zone General time zone Pacific Standard Time; PST; GMT-08:00
Z Time zone RFC 822 time zone -0800
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