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Helper III
Helper III

Long Date Format

Quick quesiton which I'd have thought wouldn't be that hard but has stumped me so far.

 

How do I format a date so it appears like: "1st Janurary 2019"?

 

Thanks,

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Re: Long Date Format

Hi @Lewkir ,

 

Please try this format:

d MMMM yyyy

It seems that the date of the format "1st" is more complicated, and the use of numbers seems to basically meet your needs.

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utcNow('d MMMM yyyy')
formatDateTime('2019-07-01','d MMMM yyyy')

 

Best Regards,

Community Support Team _ Barry
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Super User II
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Re: Long Date Format

@Lewkir 

Hi there!  I think it's the ordinal indicator ('st') that's complicating things.  I don't think it's part of the standard, but it doesn't mean it's impossible.  Essentially, you'd want to break the date number off, look at the last digit and build a switch:

If the last digit is a 1, then set the indicator to 'st'

If the last digit is a 2, then set it to 'nd'

If it's 3, then set it to 'rd'

otherwise, set it to 'th'

And then piece together the date as a concatenated string to present wherever you'd like.

 

We can do all of this without code, or there's probably a way to do it with an expression or two.  What's your comfort level like?  Keep us posted.

 

-Ed-

 

 

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Re: Long Date Format

Hi @Lewkir ,

 

Please try this format:

d MMMM yyyy

It seems that the date of the format "1st" is more complicated, and the use of numbers seems to basically meet your needs.

74.PNG

utcNow('d MMMM yyyy')
formatDateTime('2019-07-01','d MMMM yyyy')

 

Best Regards,

Community Support Team _ Barry
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

View solution in original post

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Helper III
Helper III

Re: Long Date Format

Cheers, after re-reading the email I've realised I only needed the format 1 January 2019 so this will suffice.

 

Thanks for your help.

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