ToString

Description

Convert datetime field to ISO-8601 string or a custom date time format.

Syntax

ToString(Datetime_field)

ToString(Datetime_field, formatString)

Arguments

  datetime_field - datetime expression. 

  formatString - format of the custom string. See below for formatting information.

Format strings

Symbol Meaning Presentation Examples
G era text AD
C century of era (>=0) number 20
Y year of era (>=0) year 1996
x weekyear year 1996
w week of weekyear number 27
e day of week number 2
E day of week text Tuesday; Tue
y year year 1996
D day of year number 189
M month of year month July; Jul; 07
d day of month number 10
a halfday of day text PM
K hour of halfday (0~11) number 0
h clockhour of halfday (1~12) number 12
H hour of day (0~23) number 0
k clockhour of day (1~24) number 24
m minute of hour number 30
s second of minute number 55
S fraction of second number 978
z time zone text Pacific Standard Time; PST
Z time zone offset/id zone -0800; -08:00; America/Los_Angeles
\' escape character for a-z/A-Z T
\'\' single quote literal single quote '

Based on http://joda-time.sourceforge.net/apidocs/org/joda/time/format/DateTimeFormat.html

Examples

ToString(ToDate('2013-10-17T00:00:00.000Z'),'MM-dd-yy')

Return value datatype

string

Impact of null value

If either parameter is null or not provided, returns null.

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