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Calculate Current Month Name

Posted on 2002-04-27
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Hi all,

How can I calculate the month name from an integer?
I've seen a few examples of using DecodeDate, but none of them explain how to use it very well.

If the variable CurrentMonthAsInteger is equal to 1,
how do I get the CurrentMonthAsString (January), or whatever language I'm using? I don't want to use the constants Januery, February etc...

I want to use this to calculate the previous month.

Thanks,
Freerider.


 
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Use FormatDateTime function:

  Example 1:
    Caption:= FormatDateTime('mmmm', Now);

  Example 2:
    Caption:= FormatDateTime('mmmm', EncodeDate(2002, 2, 1));
 
  Example 3:
    Caption:= FormatDateTime('mmmm', IncMonth(Date, -1)); // Get previous month


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Also you can use LongMonthNames array to set your own months names:

  LongMonthNames[1]:= 'January';
  LongMonthNames[2]:= 'February';
etc.

Motaz

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Perfect.
Thanks Motaz - don't know why I haven't been able to find any simple examples like this before.
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