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How can i Change Date and Time Format VBS

Posted on 2006-11-13
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Last Modified: 2007-11-27
I need to change the format of this

9/12/2004 12:25

its actually the last value in the csv file...

So it needs to be something like (strData & "," & strNewDateValue & "," & intPassword)

My script needs to write the data back to another file

strInputData = Split(oInputFile.ReadAll, vbNewline)
On Error Resume Next

For each strData In strInputData
Dim intPassword
intPassword = Int(1234567 * Rnd() + 1)
      Set file = objFileSys.CreateTextFile(strExportFile,TRUE)
      file.writeline(strData & "," & intPassword)
Question by:dion_p1
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by:Jim Horn
ID: 17935596
The date will always be stored as dd/mm/yyyy hh:mm:ss in the database, but you can always just display the date part using VB code as Format(YourDateValue, "Short Date")

Hope this helps.
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Expert Comment

ID: 17935648
Or you can also use this, which is independent of the "Short Date" setting in Control Panel:

strNewDateValue = Format(theOriginalDateValue, "MM/dd/yyyy")
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Expert Comment

ID: 17936957
Use Date function instead of Now
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Author Comment

ID: 17937132
How can i replace the "/" to "-"

i have

strCDate = Date()
msgbox strCDate


Expert Comment

ID: 17938129
strCDate = Replace(Date, "/", "-")
msgbox strCDate
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Expert Comment

by:Dany Balian
ID: 17941039
here's the syntax


you can use any combination you want, the MM part will be replaced by the month, the dd with the days, and the yyyy with the year!

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Dany Balian earned 2000 total points
ID: 17941189
sorry, i didn't notice the vbs part of the question.
ofcourse the format function works only in vb6.


1- to be able to format date/time in vbs u have to use the formatdatetime which formats the date in 5 fixed formats: general date, long date, short date, long time, short time.
FormatDateTime("6/26/1943", p)

p =0 'vbgeneraldate
p=1 'vblongdate
p=2 'vbshortdate
p=3 'vblongtime
p=4 'vbshorttime

2. however, here's a workaround to be able to use the vb's built in format function.

Function Format(vExpression, sFormat)
         set fmt = CreateObject("MSSTDFMT.StdDataFormat")
        fmt.Format = sFormat
        set rs = CreateObject("ADODB.Recordset")
        rs.Fields.Append "fldExpression", 12 ' adVariant
        set rs("fldExpression").DataFormat = fmt
        rs("fldExpression").Value = vExpression
        Format = rs("fldExpression").Value
        rs.close: Set rs = Nothing: Set fmt = Nothing
End Function

msgbox format(now(),"dd-mm-yyyy")

3. Finally, u can always write your own custom function

dim d
msgbox day(d) & "-" & month(d)  & "-" & year(d)

hope this helps,



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