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Tag Link [Date_SetFormat] Category Date
Type Process Source Available No
Support Preferred Version 6.0
Change Unchanged Data Source Any
Output Type None Security None
Implementation LCAPI Sets Lasso 8.5, Lasso 8.0, Lasso 7.0, Lasso 6.0


[Date_SetFormat] sets a date format to be auto-recognized using the [Date] tag for an entire Lasso format file.

The -Format parameter requires a date format string. A -TimeOptional parameter causes the output to not return 00:00:00 if there is no time value.

%D U.S. date format (mm/dd/yyyy).
%Q MySQL date format (yyyy-mm-dd).
%q MySQL timestamp format (yyyymmddhhmmss).
%r 12-hour time format (hh:mm:ss [AM/PM]).
%T 24-hour time format (hh:mm:ss).
%Y 4-digit year.
%y 2-digit year.
%m Month number (1=January, 12=December).
%B Full English month name (e.g. "January").
%b Abbreviated English month name (e.g. "Jan").
%d Day of month (1-31).
%w Day of week (1=Sunday, 7=Saturday).
%W Week of year.
%A Full English weekday name (e.g. "Wednesday").
%a Abbreviated English weekday name (e.g. "Wed").
%H 24-hour time hour (0-23).
%h 12-hour time hour (1-12).
%M Minute (0-59).
%S Second (0-59).
%p AM/PM for 12-hour time.
%G GMT time zone indicator.
%z Time zone offset in relation to GMT (e.g. -0800).
%Z Time zone name.
%% A percent sign.

By default, all output is zero padded to two characters. For example, 02/03/2002.

A hyphen - between the % and the letter code instructs Lasso not to pad the output. For example, 2/3/2002

An underscore _ between the % and the letter instructs Lasso to pad the output with spaces. For example, 2/ 3/2002.


[Date_SetFormat: -Format='%m.%d.%y']


Required Parameters
-Format Specifies a date format string to be used (e.g. %m.%d.%Y).
Optional Parameters
-TimeOptional Causes the output to not return 00:00:00 if there is no time value.


See the Lasso 8 Language Guide for examples of how to use this tag.