Format string

Format string

Format string can contain any separator character and any element from the following list:

  • %y - the year as a two-digit number ( 00 to 99 );
  • %Y - the year as a four-digit number ( 1900–9999 );
  • %m - the month as a number without a leading zero ( 1 to 12 );
  • %n - the month as a number with a leading zero ( 01 to 12);
  • %M - the month as an abbreviation ( Jan to Dec );
  • %F - the month as a full name ( January to December );
  • %W - the ISO-8601 week number of the year. Weeks start on Monday;
  • %d - the day as a number with a leading zero ( 01 to 31 );
  • %j - the day as a number without a leading zero ( 1 to 31 );
  • %D - the day as an abbreviation ( Sun to Sat );
  • %l - the day as a full name ( Sunday to Saturday );
  • %h - the hour based on the 12-hour clock with a leading zero ( 01 to 12 );
  • %H - the hour based on the 24-hour clock with a leading zero ( 00 to 23 );
  • %g - the hour based on the 12-hour clock without a leading zero ( 1 to 12 );
  • %G - the hour based on the 24-hour clock without a leading zero ( 0 to 23 );
  • %i - the minute as a number with a leading zero ( 00 to 59 );
  • %s - the second as a number without a leading zero ( 00 to 59 );
  • %a - displays am (for times from midnight until noon) and pm (for times from noon until midnight);
  • %A - displays AM (for times from midnight until noon) and PM (for times from noon until midnight).

For example, if you want to set 1st June 2011 as 01.06.2011, the following format should be specified:

scheduler.Config.xml_date = "%d.%m.%Y";

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