The getDtStr() Command


Command Summary

Returns the current date in a string.

Command Syntax


Menu Location

This command can't be found in any menu besides the command catalog.

Calculator Compatibility

This command requires a calculator with AMS version 2.07 or higher (it will also work on any TI-89 Titanium or Voyage 200 calculator)

Token Size

3 bytes

The getDtStr() command returns the current date in a string. The date can be in one of eight formats, numbered from 1 to 8. This format can be given to getDtStr() directly: for instance, getDtStr(5) will return the date in the fifth format. Or, you can set a default format with the setDtFmt() command, and getDtStr() will use that format when it's not given a specific format to use.

The eight formats are as follows (dd, mm, and yy are the date, month, and year respectively, in two digits)

Format Number Result of getDtStr()
1 "mm/dd/yy"
2 "dd/mm/yy"
3 "mm.dd.yy"
4 ""
5 ""
6 "mm-dd-yy"
7 "dd-mm-yy"
8 "yy-mm-dd"

Formats 5 and 8 are useful in that if you store dates in either of those format, sorting the strings will sort the dates in chronological order.

Error Conditions

40 - Argument error happens when the date format given is not an integer 1-8.

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