DateTimeAmerican (PQL)

Returns a date in format mm-dd-yyyy hh:mm

  • Returned Output: Text
  • Library: PQL \ Common \ Formats
  • Version: 2020.10.000
  • Compatibility:
    • Can be combined with and other PQL function throughout the application.
    • It CANNOT be used with MDX or VBA functions. But it can be used on MDX-based content in other parts of the application.


DateFormat( <Date-Time> , "MM-dd-YYYY hh:mm" )

* Click on the function's arguments above for more details on the input values.

  • The predefined format is a short cut to using the standard DATEFORMAT function.
  • The format mask provided can be easily changed to create alternative date-time formats, as described here. You can also see the process of editing masks by comparing this function to the others in the listing.
  • Make sure to note the use of the double quotes and the use of upper and lower case characters in the mask design. They are all relevant.
Different Function types
  • Use the Format function to format numbers.
  • This function is like the Excel Format function.


This example returns the string "06-14-2020 19:24"

DateFormat( DateTime(), "MM-dd-YYYY hh:mm" )