Format Date / formatdate (internally is.workflow.actions.format.date)

description

summary

Formats a date and time into text.

note

Custom format strings use the format patterns from Unicode Technical Standard #35 (unicode.org/reports/tr35/tr35-31/tr35-dates.html#Date_Format_Patterns).

usage

formatdate dateformat=("None" | "Short" | "Medium" | "Long" | "Relative" | "RFC 2822" | "ISO 8601" | "Custom") alternateformat=("Short" | "Medium" | "Long") timeformat=("None" | "Short" | "Medium" | "Long" | "Relative") includeiso8601time=(true | false | variable) formatstring="string"

arguments


dateformat: Enumeration (Docs)

Default Value: "Short" Allows Variables: true

Only enabled if: argument WFTimeFormatStyle == None or Short or Medium or Long

Accepts a string or variable containing one of the options:

  • None
  • Short
  • Medium
  • Long
  • Relative
  • RFC 2822
  • ISO 8601
  • Custom

alternateformat: Enumeration (Docs)

Default Value: "Medium" Allows Variables: true

Only enabled if: argument WFDateFormatStyle == Relative

Accepts a string or variable containing one of the options:

  • Short
  • Medium
  • Long

timeformat: Enumeration (Docs)

Default Value: "Short" Allows Variables: true

Only enabled if: argument WFDateFormatStyle == None or Short or Medium or Long or Relative

Accepts a string or variable containing one of the options:

  • None
  • Short
  • Medium
  • Long
  • Relative

includeiso8601time: Switch (Docs)

Allows Variables: true

Only enabled if: argument WFDateFormatStyle == ISO 8601

Accepts a boolean or a variable.


formatstring: Date Format String (Docs)

Allows Variables: true

Only enabled if: argument WFDateFormatStyle == Custom

Accepts a string or text with the text.


source json (for developers)

{
	"ActionClass": "WFFormatDateAction",
	"ActionKeywords": [
		"date",
		"time",
		"formatter"
	],
	"Category": "Calendar",
	"Description": {
		"DescriptionNote": "Custom format strings use the format patterns from Unicode Technical Standard #35 (unicode.org/reports/tr35/tr35-31/tr35-dates.html#Date_Format_Patterns).",
		"DescriptionSummary": "Formats a date and time into text."
	},
	"IconName": "Date.png",
	"Input": {
		"Multiple": true,
		"Required": true,
		"Types": [
			"WFDateContentItem"
		]
	},
	"LastModifiedDate": "2015-12-14T08:00:00.000Z",
	"Name": "Format Date",
	"Output": {
		"Multiple": true,
		"OutputName": "Formatted Date",
		"Types": [
			"NSString"
		]
	},
	"Parameters": [
		{
			"Class": "WFEnumerationParameter",
			"DefaultValue": "Short",
			"Items": [
				"None",
				"Short",
				"Medium",
				"Long",
				"Relative",
				"RFC 2822",
				"ISO 8601",
				"Custom"
			],
			"Key": "WFDateFormatStyle",
			"Label": "Date Format",
			"RequiredResources": [
				{
					"WFParameterKey": "WFTimeFormatStyle",
					"WFParameterValues": [
						"None",
						"Short",
						"Medium",
						"Long"
					],
					"WFResourceClass": "WFParameterRelationResource"
				}
			]
		},
		{
			"Class": "WFEnumerationParameter",
			"DefaultValue": "Medium",
			"Items": [
				"Short",
				"Medium",
				"Long"
			],
			"Key": "WFRelativeDateFormatStyle",
			"Label": "Alternate Format",
			"RequiredResources": [
				{
					"WFParameterKey": "WFDateFormatStyle",
					"WFParameterValue": "Relative",
					"WFResourceClass": "WFParameterRelationResource"
				}
			]
		},
		{
			"Class": "WFEnumerationParameter",
			"DefaultValue": "Short",
			"Items": [
				"None",
				"Short",
				"Medium",
				"Long",
				"Relative"
			],
			"Key": "WFTimeFormatStyle",
			"Label": "Time Format",
			"RequiredResources": [
				{
					"WFParameterKey": "WFDateFormatStyle",
					"WFParameterValues": [
						"None",
						"Short",
						"Medium",
						"Long",
						"Relative"
					],
					"WFResourceClass": "WFParameterRelationResource"
				}
			]
		},
		{
			"Class": "WFSwitchParameter",
			"Key": "WFISO8601IncludeTime",
			"Label": "Include ISO 8601 Time",
			"RequiredResources": [
				{
					"WFParameterKey": "WFDateFormatStyle",
					"WFParameterValue": "ISO 8601",
					"WFResourceClass": "WFParameterRelationResource"
				}
			]
		},
		{
			"Class": "WFCustomDateFormatParameter",
			"Key": "WFDateFormat",
			"Label": "Format String",
			"RequiredResources": [
				{
					"WFParameterKey": "WFDateFormatStyle",
					"WFParameterValue": "Custom",
					"WFResourceClass": "WFParameterRelationResource"
				}
			]
		}
	],
	"Subcategory": "Dates"
}