Brian Dunning's FileMaker Custom Functions

FormatTimestamp ( TheTimestamp ; FormatString

Uses the flags available in the Unix date tool to format a timestamp.

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Chuck Ross   Chuck Ross
Chivalry Software

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  Sample input:
FormatTimestamp( Get( CurrentTimeStamp ); "%a, %b %d, %Y" )
  Sample output:
Thu, Oct 21, 2010

  Function definition: (Copy & paste into FileMaker's Edit Custom Function window)

Read the man page for the date tool for the flags that were used. %Z (time zone offset) isn't supported at this time, but if anyone has suggestions for how to do so without plugins or being platform specific, let me know.



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