Description

Determines whether a string or Java object can be converted to a date/time value.

Returns

True, if string can be converted to a date/time value; False, otherwise. ColdFusion converts the Boolean return value to its string equivalent, "Yes" or "No."

Category

Syntax

IsDate(string)

See also

Parameters

Parameter

Description

string

A string or a variable that contains one.

Usage

This function checks against U.S. date formats only. For other date support, see LSDateFormat.A date/time object falls in the range 100 AD-9999 AD.

Example

<cfscript>
    writeOutput("True, if string can be converted to a date/time value; False, otherwise. ColdFusion converts the Boolean return value to its string equivalent, Yes or No" & "<br/>" & "<br/>")
    date = IsDate(now());
    writeOutput("Can string be converted to a date/time value : " & date);
</cfscript>

Output

True, if string can be converted to a date/time value; False, otherwise. ColdFusion converts the Boolean return value to its string equivalent, Yes or No

Can string be converted to a date/time value : YES

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