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ilu989 Advocate II
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Display the current time to be the abbreviate of Month

Hi Everyone,

 

I know how to use utcnow to make the current date as DD/MM/YY.......11/02/2020 with the expression @formatDateTime(utcnow(), 'dd-MM-yyyy')

But is it possible to make the date format as DDMMMYYYY, for example, 24OCT2019

 

Hope Flow can do this, thanks.

 

Regards,

ilu989

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Dual Super User
Dual Super User

Re: Display the current time to be the abbreviate of Month

Hi

According to the documentation formatDateTime() supports "Either a single format specifier or a custom format pattern. The default format for the timestamp is "o" (yyyy-MM-ddTHH:mm:ss:fffffffK), which complies with ISO 8601 and preserves time zone information."

 

So, if we use custom format pattern, in theory it should be possible to request the following format

formatDateTime(utcNow(), 'ddMMMyyyy')

 

If you need it in capital letters, try with

toUpper(formatDateTime(utcNow(), 'ddMMMyyyy'))

 

Hope this helps



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Dual Super User
Dual Super User

Re: Display the current time to be the abbreviate of Month

Hi

According to the documentation formatDateTime() supports "Either a single format specifier or a custom format pattern. The default format for the timestamp is "o" (yyyy-MM-ddTHH:mm:ss:fffffffK), which complies with ISO 8601 and preserves time zone information."

 

So, if we use custom format pattern, in theory it should be possible to request the following format

formatDateTime(utcNow(), 'ddMMMyyyy')

 

If you need it in capital letters, try with

toUpper(formatDateTime(utcNow(), 'ddMMMyyyy'))

 

Hope this helps



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Community Support
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Re: Display the current time to be the abbreviate of Month

 

Hi @ilu989 ,

 

Please try the methods provided by @efialttes to achieve the requirements. I tested it on my side and this method fits your needs.

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Best Regards,

Community Support Team _ Barry
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ilu989 Advocate II
Advocate II

Re: Display the current time to be the abbreviate of Month

Hi @efialttes ,

 

Thanks for your instruction, that's work and amazing!

@formatDateTime(utcNow(), 'ddMMMyyyy')

 

Regards,

ilu989

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