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I am trying to figure out how to write a rule for formatting a date.


Date = 06/01/2012


and should return a value of "Friday, June 1".


Any help would be greatly appreciated.


Thank you,



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The 'getDay()' function returns the day of the week as an integer, with 0 being Sunday and 6 being Saturday. To get the day of the week you need to use an array to equate the number for the day of the week with the actual day. Then you need to apply the date format function to the field providing the date value. In the example below I just used 'Today()', but this could be 'Field("Event Date")'


var theDate=new Date(Today());


var weekday=new Array(7);









var newDate = weekday[theDate.getDay()];


return newDate+", "+FormatDate(Today(), "lm, d");

Hope this helps.
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This can also be done with a simple text rule as well:


return FormatDate(Field("Date"), "ld, lm d");


This rule takes the variable "date" and formats using the Long Day(ld) comma Long Month(lm) and the day(d). All formatting in the quotes will be returned as literal text; this is a pre-built rule in the Building Blocks under the Functions tab > date.

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