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FormatTimestamp ( _ts ; _f )

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Thomas Seidler, The Good Book Company

PHP standards 4 timestamp, date and time formatting

Sample Input:
FormatTimestamp(Get(CurrentDate); "Y-d.m")

FormatTimestamp(Get(CurrentTime); "g:ia")

FormatTimestamp(Get(CurrentTimestamp); "RFC822")

FormatTimestamp(Get(CurrentTimestamp); "d.m.y - H:i:s")
Sample Output:


Wed, 06 May 09 16:44:47

06.05.09 - 16:44:47

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I looked at, but wanted something to be using Timestamps, so either date or time i pass, it can format nicely... i think this is a nice generic function, and cos it uses Exact, u can add to it without worrying about substitution order etc...

To learn format options go to:

Timezone stuff don't work. If you wish to go the extra mile and get that working go for it and email me at tom "@t" seidler [dot] co_uk and i'll update this...

I've commented out the ordinal suffix option, cos it depends on another custom function, but kind of useful (

Note: these functions are not guaranteed or supported by Please contact the individual developer with any questions or problems.

This is my Custom Function and I want to edit it


apologies to any who've used this so far, a few bugs, you know how it is with Mod(x - 1; divisor)+1 etc - i left em out in some places... notably the g and h, just corrected...

get in touch if u find any bugs...

Thomas Seidler, London, UK
May 06, 2009 7:30pm

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