Customized date and time feedback format

How to format the result for your database

With the Date and Time function, the date and time chosen by the user can be inserted in the {{CALENDAR_CUSTOM_FORMAT}} variable in a customized format.

For example, if you want the date in the form “25-12-2020 at 22:15” you will have to enter the following format in the“Custom return format” field:

DD-MM-YYYY to HH:mm

where DD is the day, MM the month, YYYY the year, HH the hour and mm the minutes.

Year

To display the year (2020 in the following example), you have several options:

  • YYYY will display 2020
  • YY will display 20

Month

To display the month (September in the following example), you have several options:

  • M will display 9
  • MM will display 09
  • MMM will display sep
  • MMMM will display September

Day

To display the day (a Monday 8 in the following example), you have several options:

  • D will display 8
  • DD will display 08
  • DDD will display one
  • DDD will post on Monday

Hours

To display the hours (22h in the following example), you have several options:

  • HH (in uppercase) will display 22
  • hh (lowercase) will display 10

Minutes
To display the minutes (11 in the following example), you have several options:

  • mm (lowercase) will display 11

Tip: If you wish to display the “h” in hours, add an “h” in square brackets: “[h]”. HH[h]mm will therefore display 22h11

Timestamp

  • X (in uppercase) will display the timestamp in seconds
  • x (lowercase) will display the timestamp in milliseconds

Other

Thanks to certain formats, it is also possible to receive a ready-made date:

  • L will display 05/19/2020
  • LL will display May 19, 2020
  • LLL will display May 19, 2020 12:11 PM
  • LLLL displayed Tuesday, May 19, 2020 12:11 AM

Plus:
Capture a date
Date: variables and functions

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