Authors can define a custom date format using the date formatting applied in Excel. The predefined date formats will still be available, but custom date formats provide authors with more flexibility.
These custom formats allow authors to enter date inputs or use date values depending on their internal style or specific requirements. Please note that changing the language and region settings of your module will also be applied on the custom date formats.
In any date input, date value, or calculate dates node, authors can select a specific custom date format when selecting "Custom format" in the DATE FORMAT or OUTPUT DATE FORMAT field.
Once an author selects "Custom format", the author can define a custom date format. Next to the title of the DEFINE CUSTOM DATE FORMAT field, a preview of the defined custom date appears as displayed below. The predefined format will remain in the respective node, but authors can enter any other format according to their requirements or internal style.
Overview of available date formats
The following table provides an overview of the available date formats and which input format is required:
|D||1..31||Day of month|
|DD||01..31||Day of month|
|Do||1st..31st||Day of month with ordinal|
Day of the week as a numerical value from 0 to 6.
Sunday is 0, Monday is 1, and so on.
|dd||Mo...Su||Day of the week name (according to the region and language setting in your module)|
|ddd||Mon...Sun||Day name (according to the region and language setting in your module)|
|dddd||Monday...Sunday||Day name (according to the region and language setting in your module)|
|M||1..12||Month displayed with 1 or 2 digits|
|MM||01..12||Month displayed with 2 digits and leading 0|
|MMM||Jan..Dec||Month name (according to the region and language setting in your module)|
|MMMM||January..December||Month name (according to the region and language setting in your module)|
|YY||14||Year displayed with 2 digits|
|YYYY||2014||Year displayed with 4 digits|
|ZZ||+12:00||Offset from UTC as +-HHmm|