Custom Date Formatting

Column formatting is available for each column via it's column menu. To apply a custom format to a date column, open the column's menu, and go to Format > Custom

Alternatively, DateFormat allows you to apply a format to column values by means of the formula bar. 

Formats can be applied independently or combined.

Example 1: The format "%a %B %d %Y" translates to abbreviated weekday name (%a), month name (%B), day number (%d), and year (%Y). This format applied to 2019-02-10 15:22:23 returns Sun February 10 2019.

Example 2: The format "%Y-%m-%d" translates to year (%Y), month number (%m), and  day number (%d). This format applied to 2019-02-10 15:22:23 returns 2019-02-10.

The following date formats are available:

Format Example Description
%Y  2018 Year with century as a decimal number
%y 18 Year without century as a decimal number (00--99)
%m 07 Month number (01--12)
%b Jul Abbreviated month name, always 3 letters
%B July Full month name (if available, otherwise abbreviated form)
%a Sun Abbreviated weekday name, always 3 letters
%A Sunday Full weekday name (if available, otherwise abbreviated form)
%d 08 Day number (00--31)
%H 00 Hour (24-hour clock) as a decimal number (00--23)
%I 12 Hour (12-hour clock) as a decimal number (01--12)
%M 34 Minute as a decimal number (00--59)
%S 60 Second as a decimal number (00--60)
%p AM AM or PM
%L 000 Milliseconds as a decimal number (000--999)
%f 000000 Microseconds as a decimal number (000000--999999)
%Z -07:00 Time zone offset
%% % A percent sign