Relaunch of an old post.
So this week (January 24, 2012), I had the need for dates of varying formats and I decided to post a beginners post. I currently am using CF Builder at work and as much as I like Dreamweaver, CF Builder showed me something I had never used before or haven’t used in so long that I have forgotten; the built-in date formats (long, medium, short, and full). I have always used a custom format and so I thought I would share. I have added several variations.
Here is the code:
Built-In Date Formats
Built-In Time Formats
Note: Remember, these are based on the server’s date and time. Even though I am on the East Coast, my shared hosting server is in a different time zone. Also, look at LSDateFormat for localization possibilities.
More info on additional date functions is available at http://cfdocs.org/date-and-time-functions
Update: Since this article was originally posted, Adobe (ColdFusion 2018) and Lucee have added new time parts.