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Date Format

Controls: Edit Menu >> Date/Time Preferences
Macros: DateYr4, DateZero, DateOrder, DateSep

These menu options apply to current dates entered via CTRL+ALT+D during text entry into Notes, Fields, Labels, Macro Descriptions, Macro Definitions, or the Generator Title, as well as to dates entered via macros (see below).

In addition, they apply to displayed dates shown in the Date field of the File Info dialog, and as trace labels for Juxt Arrays when Date or Date UTC label options are selected.

4-digit Year is checked by default. This option applies to the Year field regardless of the date order selected. If you uncheck it only the last 2 digits of the year will be shown, padded with leading zeros as needed, regardless of the Lead Zeros option below.

Lead Zeros is checked by default, so all day and month fields use 2 digits. For example, January is shown as 01 instead of 1. This applies regardless of the date order selected.

The date order may be one of:

  • MDY (default)
  • DMY
  • YMD

The date separator may be one of:

  • nn/nn/nn (default)
  • nn-nn-nn
  • nn.nn.nn
  • nnnnnn (no separator)

Note that although each field is shown as nn in the menu options, it may be a single digit for day or month if Lead Zeros is unchecked, and it will be 4 digits for the year if 4-digit Year is checked. If nnnnnn is used there will be no separator, so to avoid ambiguity lead zeros will always be shown regardless of the Lead Zeros setting.

Macro Notes:

DateYr4=1 sets the 4-digit year format, DateYr4=0 cancels it (to 2-digit format), and DateYr4=x toggles between them.

DateZero=1 enables, DateZero=0 cancels, and DateZero=x toggles leading zeros for day and month fields. (Note that 0 means "no zeros" here!)

DateOrder=MDY sets Month, Day, Year order (default), or use DMY for Day, Month, Year or YMD for Year, Month, Day.

Alternatively, you can use numeric values, variables, or expressions for setting, reading, or IF testing:

    0 = MDY
    1 = DMY
    2 = YMD

DateSep=Slash sets nn/nn/nn format (default), or use Dash for nn-nn-nn, or Dot for nn.nn.nn, or None for nnnnnn. Or you cam use numeric values:

    0 = Slash = nn/nn/nn
    1 = Dash = nn-nn-nn
    2 = Dot = nn.nn.nn
    3 = None = nnnnnn

To use a macro to enter the current date into Field1 (for example):

Field1=d enters the local date.

Field1=uD enters the UTC date. Note that if u Prefix has been checked, the date will be preceded by 'u' as a reminder.

Note that these date format options are not used for WaitTime macro definitions, which always expect D/M/Y format when a date is given. This allows macro timers to work the same way on any system, so you can exchange macro files with Daqarta users anywhere in the world.

See also Date/Time Preferences Menu, UTC Date/Time, Time Format


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