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FormatDate( DatetoFormat )

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Catherine Dillimore, Digital Fusion Ltd

//Returns Mon, Dec 8

Sample Input:
FormatDate ( "08/12/2008" )
Sample Output:
Mon, Dec 8

 Then copy & paste into FileMaker Advanced's Edit Custom Function window.


Formats a date to display as

Short day: Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat or Sun
Short Month: Jan, Feb etc

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


The Function does not show the year. Why?
And why don't you use FileMaker's convention of one space between all terms and separators as it is required in the upload dialog?

Thomas Hellwig, Hamburg/Germany
May 08, 2016 12:23pm

Hi Thomas,

You could change this function to work as you require and return the following

//Returns Wed May 4 2016

DayNameShort = Substitute(DayName ( DatetoFormat ); ["urday";""]; ["nes";""]; ["day";""]);
MonthNameShort= Substitute(MonthName ( DatetoFormat);[ "January"; "Jan"];["February"; "Feb"];["March"; "Mar"];["April"; "April"];["May"; "May"];["June"; "June"];["July"; "July"];[ "August"; "Aug"];["September";"Sept"];["October&qu ot;; "Oct"];["November"; "Nov"];["December";"Dec"] )

DayNameShort & " " &
MonthNameShort & " " &
Day ( DatetoFormat ) & " " &

Cath Kirkland, Christchurch NZ
May 08, 2016 3:13pm

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