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date$   function



Syntax:
date$ [( formatString$ )]

Description:
date$ returns a string based on the current date. It may be used both with and without a formatString$.

Using date$ without a formatString$ returns the current date as a string containing two digit numerals each for month, day and year separated by slash marks, specifically in "MM/DD/YY" format.

Using date$ with a formatString$ returns a string based on the current date and formatted based on formatString$.

The formatString$ must contain Unicode Date and Time symbols as shown below and in Appendix I - Data & Time Symbols.

Example:

print date$
print date$("EEE, MMM d, yyyy")
print date$("MMMM d, yyyy")
print "This is day ";date$("D");" of the year"

01/14/10
Thu, Jan 14, 2010
January 14, 2010
This is day 14 of the year

More Date & Time symbols can be found in Appendix I - Data & Time Symbols.

See Also:
time$; Appendix I - Data & Time Symbols