Personalised date/time formats

Within the system we use tagging to allow you to input dates into email, letter, and sms templates. You can personalise how this date appears in the text by using the following codes.

Input the tag as shown below - replace the italic text with a format character below

[diary_date:formatcharacter]

You can combine these formats to create sentences. Split the different formats with commas. Please view an example below

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Day

FormatCharacter Description Example returned values
d Day of the month, 2 digits with leading zeros 01 to 31
D A textual representation of a day, three letters Mon through Sun
j Day of the month without leading zeros 1 to 31
l(lowercase 'L') A full textual representation of the day of the week Sunday through Saturday

 

Week

FormatCharacter Description Example returned values
W ISO-8601 week number of year, weeks starting on Monday Example: 42 (the 42nd week in the year)

 

Month

FormatCharacter Description Example returned values
F A full textual representation of a month, such as January or March January through December
m Numeric representation of a month, with leading zeros 01 through 12
M A short textual representation of a month, three letters Jan through Dec
n Numeric representation of a month, without leading zeros 1 through 12

 

Year

FormatCharacter Description Example returned values
Y A full numeric representation of a year, 4 digits Examples: 1999 or 2003
y A two digit representation of a year Examples: 99 or 03

 

Time

FormatCharacter Description Example returned values
a Lowercase Ante meridiem and Post meridiem am or pm
A Uppercase Ante meridiem and Post meridiem AM or PM
B Swatch Internet time 000 through 999
g 12-hour format of an hour without leading zeros 1 through 12
G 24-hour format of an hour without leading zeros 0 through 23
h 12-hour format of an hour with leading zeros 01 through 12
H 24-hour format of an hour with leading zeros 00 through 23
i Minutes with leading zeros 00 to 59
s Seconds, with leading zeros 00 through 59

 

Full Date and Time

FormatCharacter Description Example returned values
c ISO 8601 date (added in PHP 5) 2004-02-12T15:19:21+00:00
r » RFC 2822 formatted date Example: Thu, 21 Dec 2000 16:01:07 +0200

 

 

 

 

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