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Date Formatting in Reporting Services – list of format codes

October 2, 2007 12 comments

The Date Formatting article that I wrote earlier seems to be quite popular. As a follow up to that , I stumbled accross the full list of date formatting patterns on MSDN. I haven’t had a chance to try out them all , but here it is :

Format Pattern

Description

d

The day of the month. Single-digit days will not have a leading zero.

dd

The day of the month. Single-digit days will have a leading zero.

ddd

The abbreviated name of the day of the week, as defined in AbbreviatedDayNames

dddd

The full name of the day of the week, as defined in DayNamesTD>

M

The numeric month. Single-digit months will not have a leading zero.

MM

The numeric month. Single-digit months will have a leading zero.

MMM

The abbreviated name of the month, as defined in AbbreviatedMonthNames.

MMMM

The full name of the month, as defined in MonthNames.

y

The year without the century. If the year without the century is less than 10, the year is displayed with no leading zero.

yy

The year without the century. If the year without the century is less than 10, the year is displayed with a leading zero.

yyyy

The year in four digits, including the century.

gg

The period or era. This pattern is ignored if the date to be formatted does not have an associated period or era string.

h

The hour in a 12-hour clock. Single-digit hours will not have a leading zero.

hh

The hour in a 12-hour clock. Single-digit hours will have a leading zero.

H

The hour in a 24-hour clock. Single-digit hours will not have a leading zero.

HH

The hour in a 24-hour clock. Single-digit hours will have a leading zero.

m

The minute. Single-digit minutes will not have a leading zero.

mm

The minute. Single-digit minutes will have a leading zero.

s

The second. Single-digit seconds will not have a leading zero.

ss

The second. Single-digit seconds will have a leading zero.

f

The fraction of a second in single-digit precision. The remaining digits are truncated.

ff

The fraction of a second in double-digit precision. The remaining digits are truncated.

fff

The fraction of a second in three-digit precision. The remaining digits are truncated.

ffff

The fraction of a second in four-digit precision. The remaining digits are truncated.

fffff

The fraction of a second in five-digit precision. The remaining digits are truncated.

ffffff

The fraction of a second in six-digit precision. The remaining digits are truncated.

fffffff

The fraction of a second in seven-digit precision. The remaining digits are truncated.

t

The first character in the AM/PM designator defined in AMDesignator or PMDesignator, if any.

tt

The AM/PM designator defined in AMDesignator or PMDesignator, if any.

z

The time zone offset ("+" or "-" followed by the hour only). Single-digit hours will not have a leading zero. For example, Pacific Standard Time is "-8".

zz

The time zone offset ("+" or "-" followed by the hour only). Single-digit hours will have a leading zero. For example, Pacific Standard Time is "-08".

zzz

The full time zone offset ("+" or "-" followed by the hour and minutes). Single-digit hours and minutes will have leading zeros. For example, Pacific Standard Time is "-08:00".

:

The default time separator defined in TimeSeparator.

/

The default date separator defined in DateSeparator.

% c

Where c is a format pattern if used alone. The "%" character can be omitted if the format pattern is combined with literal characters or other format patterns.

\ c

Where c is any character. Displays the character literally. To display the backslash character, use "\\".
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