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Format Date and Time String (G Dataflow)

Last Modified: January 19, 2017

Converts a timestamp or numeric value into a string that displays the corresponding time.

This node calculates date/time string by copying time format string and replacing each of the time format codes with the corresponding values.

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time format string

Format of the output string.

The syntax for this string is %<optional #><format code>.

The # modifier removes the leading zeros from the output of %d, %H, %I, %j, %m, %M, %S, %U, %w, %W, %X, %y, %Y. By default, the output contains leading zeros as necessary to ensure a constant field width.

This nodes uses the following format codes to interpret timestamp:

Time Format Code Definition Values
%a abbreviated weekday name. This node returns a numeric value for systems that do not support abbreviated names, such as Chinese and Korean. Sun - Sat
%A full weekday name Sunday - Saturday
%b abbreviated month name. This node returns a numeric value for systems that do not support abbreviated names, such as Chinese and Korean. Jan - Dec
%B full month name January - December
%c locale-specific default date and time  
%d day of month 01-31
%H hour (24-hour clock) 00-23
%I hour (12-hour clock) 01-12
%j day number of the year 001-366
%m month number 01-12
%M minute 00-59
%p AM or PM flag AM or PM
%S second 00-59
%<digit>u fractional seconds with <digit> precision  
%U week number of the year, with the first Sunday as the first day of the first week 00-53
%w weekday as a decimal number, with 0 representing Sunday 0-6
%W week number of the year, with the first Sunday as the first day of the first week 00-53
%x locale-specific date  
%.1x long date format  
%.2x abbreviated long date format. This node returns a numeric value for systems that do not support abbreviated names, such as Chinese and Korean.  
%X locale-specific time  
%y year within century 00-99
%Y year, including the century 1997, for example
%z difference between locale time and universal time HH:MM:SS
%Z time zone name or abbreviation  
Literal text Literal text  

Default: %c—Corresponds to the locale-specific date/time representation.

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timestamp

The time that you want to convert.

The year in this timestamp must be between 1600 and 3000.

If you wire a numeric value to this input, the node interprets the number as the time-zone-independent number of seconds that have elapsed since 12:00 a.m., Monday, January 1, 0001, Universal Time [01-01-0001 00:00:00]. The node interprets a negative number as the number of seconds before this time.

Default: The current date and time

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UTC format

A Boolean value that specifies whether the output string is in Universal Time or in the configured time zone for the computer.

TRUE date/time string is in Universal Time.
FALSE date/time string is in the configured time zone for the computer.

Default: FALSE

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date and time string

timestamp formatted by the code specified in time format string.

Where This Node Can Run:

Desktop OS: Windows

FPGA: All devices (only within an Optimized FPGA VI)


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