Transforms a date in character string format into a date in YYYYMMDD format.

Note: The transformation performed by StringToDate consists in identifying in the initial character string the different components of the data to build the result character string.

Versions 15 and later

This function is now available for the Android applications.

New in version 15

This function is now available for the Android applications.

This function is now available for the Android applications.

Versions 16 and later StringToDate proposes some new formats used to precisely configure the format of the days and the format of the months (presence of an uppercase character (or not) at the beginning of the day or at the beginning of the month.

This function is now available for the Windows Phone applications.

New in version 16 StringToDate proposes some new formats used to precisely configure the format of the days and the format of the months (presence of an uppercase character (or not) at the beginning of the day or at the beginning of the month.

This function is now available for the Windows Phone applications.

StringToDate proposes some new formats used to precisely configure the format of the days and the format of the months (presence of an uppercase character (or not) at the beginning of the day or at the beginning of the month.

This function is now available for the Windows Phone applications.

Versions 17 and later

This function is now available for the iPhone/iPad applications.

New in version 17

This function is now available for the iPhone/iPad applications.

This function is now available for the iPhone/iPad applications.

Versions 18 and later

This function is now available in Android Widget mode.

This function is now available in Windows Store apps mode.

New in version 18

This function is now available in Android Widget mode.

This function is now available in Windows Store apps mode.

This function is now available in Android Widget mode.

This function is now available in Windows Store apps mode.

Versions 21 and later

This function is now available in Universal Windows 10 App mode.

New in version 21

This function is now available in Universal Windows 10 App mode.

This function is now available in Universal Windows 10 App mode.

Example

Res = StringToDate("25/12/2001") // Res = "20011225" Res = StringToDate("25-12-2001") // Res = "20011225" StringToDate("") // Returns "" Res = StringToDate("12-25-2001", "MM-DD-YYYY") // Res = "20011225" Res = StringToDate("12-25-01", "MM-DD-YY") // Res = "20011225" Res = StringToDate("12-25-2001", "MM-DD-YY") // Res = "" Res = StringToDate("12-25-01", "MM-DD-YY") // Res = "20011225"

Versions 16 and later

Res = StringToDate("Sun, 25 Nov 2012 12:11:55 +0100", maskEmailDate) // Res = "20121125121155" Res = StringToDate("Sat, 25 Aug 2012 12:11:55 +0200", maskEmailDate) // Res = "20120825121155"

New in version 16

Res = StringToDate("Sun, 25 Nov 2012 12:11:55 +0100", maskEmailDate) // Res = "20121125121155" Res = StringToDate("Sat, 25 Aug 2012 12:11:55 +0200", maskEmailDate) // Res = "20120825121155"

Res = StringToDate("Sun, 25 Nov 2012 12:11:55 +0100", maskEmailDate) // Res = "20121125121155" Res = StringToDate("Sat, 25 Aug 2012 12:11:55 +0200", maskEmailDate) // Res = "20120825121155"

Syntax

<Result> = StringToDate(<Date> [, <Format>])

<Result>: Character string or Date variable

Date in YYYYMMDD format (YYYY corresponds to the year, MM to the month and DD to the day).

Empty string ("") if a problem occurred.

<Date>: Character string

Date in the format specified in <Format>.

<Format>: Optional character string or optional constant

Format of the date to convert:

in string format: In this string, the characters:

YYYY represent the year on 4 digits.

YY represent the year on 2 digits. The years will be included between 1951 and 2050.

M represents the month (no zero is displayed in front of the month number).

MM represent the month (the month must be on 2 digits).

MMM represent the month spelled out on 3 characters (for example: jan). The case used depends on the linguistic options of project. This notation is not available in browser code. This notation is not case sensitive.

Versions 16 and later Mmm represent the month in letters on 3 characters with the first letter forced in uppercase (for example: Jan) This notation is not available. This notation is not available.

New in version 16 Mmm represent the month in letters on 3 characters with the first letter forced in uppercase (for example: Jan) This notation is not available. This notation is not available.

Mmm represent the month in letters on 3 characters with the first letter forced in uppercase (for example: Jan) This notation is not available. This notation is not available. This notation is not case sensitive.

Versions 16 and later mmm represent the month in letters on 3 characters with the first letter in lowercase (for example: jan) This notation is not available. This notation is not available.

New in version 16 mmm represent the month in letters on 3 characters with the first letter in lowercase (for example: jan) This notation is not available. This notation is not available.

mmm represent the month in letters on 3 characters with the first letter in lowercase (for example: jan) This notation is not available. This notation is not available. This notation is not case sensitive.

MMMM represent the month entirely spelled out (for example: january). The case used depends on the linguistic options of project. This notation is not available in browser code. This notation is not available. This notation is not case sensitive.

Versions 16 and later Mmmm represent the month in plain letters with the first letter in uppercase (for example: January) This notation is not available. This notation is not available. This notation is not case sensitive.

New in version 16 Mmmm represent the month in plain letters with the first letter in uppercase (for example: January) This notation is not available. This notation is not available. This notation is not case sensitive.

Mmmm represent the month in plain letters with the first letter in uppercase (for example: January) This notation is not available. This notation is not available. This notation is not case sensitive.

Versions 16 and later mmmm represent the month in plain letters with the first letter in lowercase (for example: january) This notation is not available. This notation is not available. This notation is not case sensitive.

New in version 16 mmmm represent the month in plain letters with the first letter in lowercase (for example: january) This notation is not available. This notation is not available. This notation is not case sensitive.

mmmm represent the month in plain letters with the first letter in lowercase (for example: january) This notation is not available. This notation is not available. This notation is not case sensitive.

D represents the day (no zero is displayed in front of the day number),

DD represent the day on 2 digits,

DDD represent the day spelled out on 3 characters (for example: mon). The case used depends on the linguistic options of project. This notation is not available in browser code.

Versions 16 and later Ddd represent the day in letters on 3 characters with the first letter in uppercase (for example: Mon) This notation is not available. This notation is not available.

New in version 16 Ddd represent the day in letters on 3 characters with the first letter in uppercase (for example: Mon) This notation is not available. This notation is not available.

Ddd represent the day in letters on 3 characters with the first letter in uppercase (for example: Mon) This notation is not available. This notation is not available.

Versions 16 and later ddd represent the day in letters on 3 characters with the first letter in lowercase (for example: mon) This notation is not available. This notation is not available.

New in version 16 ddd represent the day in letters on 3 characters with the first letter in lowercase (for example: mon) This notation is not available. This notation is not available.

ddd represent the day in letters on 3 characters with the first letter in lowercase (for example: mon) This notation is not available. This notation is not available.

DDDD represent the day entirely spelled out (for example: monday). The case used depends on the linguistic options of project. This notation is not available in browser code.

Versions 16 and later Dddd represent the day entirely spelled out with the first letter in uppercase (for example: Monday) This notation is not available. This notation is not available.

New in version 16 Dddd represent the day entirely spelled out with the first letter in uppercase (for example: Monday) This notation is not available. This notation is not available.

Dddd represent the day entirely spelled out with the first letter in uppercase (for example: Monday) This notation is not available. This notation is not available.

Versions 16 and later dddd represent the day entirely spelled out with the first letter in lowercase (for example: monday) This notation is not available. This notation is not available.

New in version 16 dddd represent the day entirely spelled out with the first letter in lowercase (for example: monday) This notation is not available. This notation is not available.

dddd represent the day entirely spelled out with the first letter in lowercase (for example: monday) This notation is not available. This notation is not available.

Versions 16 and later M represents the first letter of the day (for example: M,T,W,T,F,S,S) This notation is not available. This notation is not available.

New in version 16 M represents the first letter of the day (for example: M,T,W,T,F,S,S) This notation is not available. This notation is not available.

M represents the first letter of the day (for example: M,T,W,T,F,S,S) This notation is not available. This notation is not available.

via the following constants:

maskSystemDate

The format used corresponds to the format defined in the project description for the current language ("Project .. Project description", "Languages" tab).
This constant is not available.

The format used corresponds to the format defined in the project description for the current language: 1. On the "Project" pane, in the "Project" group, click "Description". 2. Select the "Languages" tab then the "Date" tab. 3. The format used corresponds to:

the parameters of the operating system,

the specified parameters (with the defined days and months).

Versions 16 and later maskEmailDate

New in version 16 maskEmailDate

maskEmailDate

The format used corresponds to the date format of the RFC-5322 standard used for encrypting emails, RSS streams, ...

Not available.

If this parameter is not specified, the format used by default is DD/MM/YYYY (DD + a specific character + MM + a specific character + YYYY).

Remarks

Coherence between the date and the format

You must check whether the <Date> and the specified <Format> are coherent. Therefore:

If <Date> = "The inauguration date of this monument was 10/02 of year 1995", the following format must be used: <Format> = "The inauguration date of this monument was DD/MM of year YYYY".

If <Date> = "The 03/11/1970", the following format must be used: <Format> = "The DD/MM/YYYY".

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