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VBScript FormatDateTime Function


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The FormatDateTime function formats and returns a valid date or time expression.

Syntax

FormatDateTime(date,format)

Parameter Description
date Required. Any valid date expression (like Date() or Now())
format Optional. A value that specifies the date/time format to use

Can take the following values:

  • 0 = vbGeneralDate - Default. Returns date: mm/dd/yyyy and time if specified: hh:mm:ss PM/AM.
  • 1 = vbLongDate - Returns date: weekday, monthname, year
  • 2 = vbShortDate - Returns date: mm/dd/yyyy
  • 3 = vbLongTime - Returns time: hh:mm:ss PM/AM
  • 4 = vbShortTime - Return time: hh:mm

Example

Example

Display a date in different formats:

<%

d=CDate("2019-05-31 13:45")
response.write(FormatDateTime(d) & "<br />")
response.write(FormatDateTime(d,1) & "<br />")
response.write(FormatDateTime(d,2) & "<br />")
response.write(FormatDateTime(d,3) & "<br />")
response.write(FormatDateTime(d,4) & "<br />")

%>

The output of the code above will be:

5/31/2019 1:45:00 PM
Friday, May 31, 2019
5/31/2019
1:45:00 PM
13:45
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