Use the DateFormat( ) function to display dates in a variety of ways. Its syntax is:
DateFormat(DateValue [, mask ])
When the DateValue is a fixed value, surround it with double quotes (" ) so that ColdFusion does not interpret it as a numeric value.
For example, a mask may describe dd/mm/yy or mm/dd/yy.
Surround the mask value with double quotes (" ) so that ColdFusion interprets it as a character string.
The code below formats the current system date on a North American site:
<CFOUTPUT> #DateFormat(Now(),"DD/MM/YY")# </CFOUTPUT>
The code below formats the StartDate column data that was returned from a query performed earlier on the same page:
<CFOUTPUT QUERY=EmpList> #DateFormat(StartDate)#<BR> </CFOUTPUT>
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The StartDate is formatted for page display.
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