Description

Formats the time part of a date/time string into a string in a locale-specific format.

Returns

A string representing the time value.

Category

Syntax

LSTimeFormat(time [, mask ])

See also

LSParseDateTimeLSDateFormatTimeFormatLocales in the Developing ColdFusion Applications

History

ColdFusion (2016 release) Update 3: The time displayed is in the format hh:mm:ss. See Example 2.

ColdFusion MX 6.1: Added the mask character L or l to represent milliseconds.

ColdFusion MX:

  • Changed formatting behavior: this function might return different formatting than in earlier releases. This function uses Java standard locale formatting rules on all platforms.
  • Added support for the following mask parameter options: short, medium, long, and full.

Parameters

Parameter

Description

time

  • A date/time value
  • A string that is convertible to a time value
    A date/time object is in the range 100 AD-9999 AD.

mask

Masking characters that determine the format:

  • h: Hours; no leading zero for single-digit hours (12-hour clock)
  • hh: Hours; leading zero for single-digit hours. (12-hour clock)
  • H: Hours; no leading zero for single-digit hours (24-hour clock)
  • HH: Hours; leading zero for single-digit hours (24-hour clock)
  • m: Minutes; no leading zero for single-digit minutes
  • mm: Minutes; leading zero for single-digit minutes
  • s: Seconds; no leading zero for single-digit seconds
  • ss: Seconds; leading zero for single-digit seconds
  • l: Milliseconds
  • t: One-character time marker string, such as A or P.
  • tt: Multiple-character time marker string, such as AM or PM
    The following conform to Java locale-specific time encoding standards. Their exact formats depend on the locale:
  • short: includes hours, minutes; may include AM or PM
  • medium: includes hours, minutes; may include AM or PM
  • long: medium plus time zone
  • full: long, may also include an hour designator
    The default value is short.

Usage

This function uses Java standard locale formatting rules on all platforms. When passing date/time value as a string, enclose it in quotation marks. Otherwise, it is interpreted as a number representation of a date/time object.To calculate a difference between time zones, use the GetTimeZoneInfo function. To set the default display format of date, time, number, and currency values, use the SetLocale function. If no seconds value is passed to this function, and the mask value is s, the default output seconds format is one zero; for example, lstimeformat(6:39, "h:m:s") returns 6:39:0. If the mask value is ss, it returns 6:39:00.

Example 1

<h3>LSTimeFormat Example</h3> 

<p>LSTimeFormat returns a time value using the locale convention. 

<!--- loop through a list of locales and show time values ---> 
<cfloop LIST = "#Server.Coldfusion.SupportedLocales#" 
index = "locale" delimiters = ","> 
<cfset oldlocale = SetLocale(locale)> 

<cfoutput><p><B><I>#locale#</I></B><br> 
#LSTimeFormat(Now())#<br> 
#LSTimeFormat(Now(), "hh:mm:ss")#<br> 
#LSTimeFormat(Now(), "hh:mm:sst")#<br> 
#LSTimeFormat(Now(), "hh:mm:sstt")#<br> 
#LSTimeFormat(Now(), "HH:mm:ss")#<br> 
<hr noshade> 
</cfoutput> 

</cfloop>

Example 2

<cfscript>
	myDateTime=CreateDateTime(2016,9,16,18,45,26);
	Writeoutput(LSTimeFormat(myDateTime)); // displays 6:45:26 PM
</cfscript>

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