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PostPosted: Wed Apr 05, 2006 12:19 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Function to format the date, it will return the date in the format and order passed as a parameter.

d/m/y will return 5/4/2006 for example
d will return the day in the month
dd will return the short dayname + the numeric (Tue 5th)
dddd will return the long dayname + numeric (Tuesday 5th)

M will return the month number
MM will return the short month name (Apr)
MMMM will return the full month name (April)




<script type="text/javascript">
var monthNamesLong=new Array('January','February','March','April','May','June','July','August','September','October','November','December');
var monthNamesShort=new Array('Jan','Feb','Mar','Apr','May','Jun','Jul','Aug','Sep','Oct','Nov','Dec');
var dayNamesLong=new Array('Sunday','Monday','Tuesday','Wednesday','Thursday','Friday','Saturday');
var dayNamesShort=new Array('Sun','Mon','Tue','Wed','Thu','Fri','Sat');

function formatDate(cDate,format) {
var dDate = new Date(cDate)
var wDay = dDate.getDay();
var dDay = dDate.getDate();
var dMonth = dDate.getMonth();
var dYear = dDate.getFullYear();
var patt = new RegExp("/","gi")
switch(dDay) {
   case 1 :
   var dSuffix = "st";
   case 21 :
   var dSuffix = "st";
   case 31 :
   var dSuffix = "st";
   case 2:
   var dSuffix = "nd";
   case 22:
   var dSuffix = "nd";
   case 3 :
   var dSuffix = "rd";
   default :
   var dSuffix = "th";
format = format.replace("y",dYear);

if (format.match("dd")!= null || format.match("MM") != null) {
   format = format.replace(patt, " ");
format = format.replace("dddd",dayNamesLong[wDay]+" "+dDay+dSuffix);
format = format.replace("dd",dayNamesShort[wDay]+" "+dDay+dSuffix);
format = format.replace("MMMM",monthNamesLong[dMonth]);
format = format.replace("MM",monthNamesShort[dMonth]);
} else {
format = format.replace("d",dDay);
format = format.replace("M",dMonth + 1);
return format
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