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formatting the mssql date/time stamp output

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greetings.  i have a particular problem where i need to take the output of an mssql date/time stamp and format it from:

8/18/2004
10:48:10 AM

to

Aug 18

or Aug 18 2004

any ideas?
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by:fritz_the_blank
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Sure--use formatDateTime()

For details, please see:

http://www.devguru.com/Technologies/vbscript/quickref/formatdatetime.html

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Response.Write(FormatDateTime(Date(),1))

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by:nmotion
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any way to omit certain parts of the output?
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Sure, do this:

arrDateParts = Split(FormatDateTime(Date(),1)," ")

Now arrDateParts(0) will hold the long day name,  arrDateParts(1) the long month, arrDateParts(2) the day number and etc.

Just mix and match, i.e. response.write(arrDateParts(1) & " ' arrDateParts(2))

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by:nmotion
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Thanks a bunch!!
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Glad to have helped,

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