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userdate() Function


userdate( year, month, day )

Identifies the date represented by year, month, and day and then interprets it in the user preferred calendar, converting it into a serial number.

See also: datetext()


Keyword Type Description



The year of the date you would like to convert into a serial number.



The number of the month of the date.



The day of the date.



Usage considerations

To display the date, always wrap the output with datetext().

For the month parameter, do not include leading zeroes for a month with one digit.


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

datetext(userdate(1427,8,18),mm/dd/yyyy) returns 8/18/1427

Feature compatibility

The table below lists this function's compatibility with various features in Appian.
Feature Compatibility Note
Portals Partially compatible

Can be used with Appian Portals if it is connected using an integration and web API.

Offline Mobile Partially compatible

Can be used with offline mobile if it is loaded at the top of the form.

Sync-Time Custom Record Fields Incompatible
Real-Time Custom Record Fields Incompatible

Custom record fields that evaluate in real time must be configured using one or more Custom Field functions.

Process Reports Incompatible

Cannot be used to configure a process report.

Process Events Incompatible

Cannot be used to configure a process event node, such as a start event or timer event.

userdate() Function