Lucee object methods reference

Object Method Datetime.lSDateTimeFormat

Formats a date string to a given output using the current locale
Datetime.lSDateTimeFormat([string mask,[locale locale,[timezone timezone]]]):string




The arguments for this function are set. You can not use other arguments except the following ones.
Name Type Required Default Value Description
mask string  No dd-MMM-yyyy HH:nn:ss Mask that has to be used for formatting. The function follows Java date time mask. For details, see the section Date and Time Patterns at the following URL:
locale locale  No   Locale to use instead of the locale of the page when processing the function
timezone timezone  No   A datetime object is independent of a specific timezone, it is only a offset in milliseconds from 1970-1-1 00.00:00 UTC (Coordinated Universal Time).
This means that the timezone only comes into play when you need specific information like hours in a day, minutes in a hour or which day it is since those calculations depend on the timezone.
For these calculations, a timezone must be specified in order to translate the date object to something else. If you do not provide the timezone in the function call, it will default to the timezone specified in the Lucee Administrator (Settings/Regional), or the timezone specified for the current request using the function setTimezone.
You can find a list of all available timezones in the Lucee administrator (Settings/Regional). Some examples of valid timezones:
- AGT (for time in Argentina)
- Europe/Zurich (for time in Zurich/Switzerland)
- HST (Hawaiian Standard Time in the USA)