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Date format

Some input fields allow a display date to be formatted as desired. For example, a date can display only the day and month, including the time in 12-hour format. To specify how the date should look, use the formatting symbols h, H, m, M, s, d, and y.

Example date format input field highlighted in red

Date entry

d: Day one-digit (1), dd: Day two-digit (01)
M: month one-digit (1), MM: month two-digit (01), MMM: month by name (January).
y: Year four digits (2019), yy: Year two digits (19).

Time specification

h: hours one-digit in 12-hour format (1), hh: hours two-digit in 12-hour format (01)
H: hours one-digit in 24-hour format, HH: hours two-digit in 24-hour format (13)
m: minutes one-digit, mm: minutes two-digit
s: Seconds one-digit, ss: Seconds two-digit

Embed texts in the date format

Note that the characters h, H, m, M, s, d, and y are interpreted as formatting symbols only. If you want to embed a text like hours to lunch in the date format, you have to put it in simple quotation marks: `H hours to lunch.


Birthday (e.g. 15.01.): dd.MM.
Month and year only (e.g. 02.2022): MM.yyyy
Month only, but written out (e.g. January): MMM
Date, but year abbreviated (e.g. 15.01.98): dd.MM.yy
Date and time (e.g. 15.01.1998 at 13:37): dd.MM.yyyy 'at' HH:mm
Time in 24-hour format (e.g. 13:37): HH:mm
Time in hours - minutes - seconds format (e.g. 23 - 59 - 1): H - m - s
Time in seconds - minutes - hours format (e.g. 1 - 59 - 23): s - m - H
Seconds display (e.g. 41 seconds): s 'seconds'

Further formatting options can be found here.

Updated on: 28/09/2022

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