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Time and date formatting

To format a time or date Dixer uses the same time or date formatting layout used in Go programming language.

Standard time and date formats

Go layout Note
January 2, 2006 Date
15:04:05 Time
3:04:05 PM
Jan _2 15:04:05 Timestamp
Jan _2 15:04:05.000000 with microseconds
2006-01-02T15:04:05-0700 ISO 8601 (RFC 3339)
02 Jan 06 15:04 MST RFC 822
02 Jan 06 15:04 -0700 with numeric zone
Mon, 02 Jan 2006 15:04:05 MST RFC 1123
Mon, 02 Jan 2006 15:04:05 -0700 with numeric zone

Layout options

Type Options
Year 06 2006
Month 01 1 Jan January
Day 02 2 _2 (width two, right justified)
Weekday Mon Monday
Hours 03 3 15
Minutes 04 4
Seconds 05 5
ms μs ns .000 .000000 .000000000
ms μs ns .999 .999999 .999999999 (trailing zeros removed)
am/pm PM pm
Timezone MST
Offset -0700 -07 -07:00 Z0700 Z07:00

Corner cases

It’s not possible to specify that an hour should be rendered without a leading zero in a 24-hour time format.

It’s not possible to specify midnight as 24:00 instead of 00:00. A typical usage for this would be giving opening hours ending at midnight, such as 07:00-24:00.

It’s not possible to specify a time containing a leap second: 23:59:60. In fact, the time package assumes a Gregorian calendar without leap seconds.

Example uses

In default variable NOW you can get the date in a specific format:

NOW.Format('2006-01-02') // returns the date in YYYY-MM-DD string format


For Dixer v1 is

NOW.Format('2006-01-02').Value // returns the date in YYYY-MM-DD string format

Also you can specify the format for source and destination in the mapping column keys source_datetime_format and destination_datetime_format.

source_datetime_format = '2006-01-02 15:04:05.999999' //means that the source is a date in the format specified


This information is thanks to Stefan Nilsson from Your Basic and was extrated from Format a time or date.