Format Date/Time String function

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Owning palette(s) String palette
Type Function
Requires Basic Development Environment
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The Format Date/Time String function displays a timestamp value or a numeric value as time in the format you specify using time format codes.


This function calculates date/time string by copying time format string and replacing each of the time format codes with the corresponding values. For example, the time format string %y%m%d displays timestamp in the format yymmdd. The time format string %y%m%d displays the date January 30, 2014 as 140130.

The following list describes some of the caveats to consider when you use this function:

  • LabVIEW returns abbreviated weekday and month names as numeric values for systems that do not support abbreviated names, such as Chinese and Korean.
  • The %c, %u, %x, %X, %z, and %Z format codes depend on operating system locale support. The output of these codes is platform dependent. Interpretation of the Daylight Saving Time rule also can vary by platform.
  • The %p format code only takes effect at locales that use the 12-hour time system.
  • Time format codes have leading zeros as necessary to ensure a constant field width. An optional # modifier before the format code letter removes the leading zeros from the following format codes: %#d, %#H, %#I, %#j, %#m, %#M, %#s, %#S, %#U, %#w, %#W, %#X, %#y, %#Y. The # modifier does not modify the behavior of any other format codes.


Version Change(s)
LabVIEW 2018 More info to come.

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