Reformats a date/time to the long date format and strips out the time. Database-formatted dates cannot be evaluated (for example, 2000-02-02).

This setting is deprecated for version 5.1 and later. Use formatDateWithPattern

Type and Usage


The only parameter is a string that specifies a date/time.


  • Returns a long-formatted date:

    month d, yyyy
  • Returns null if the parameter cannot be evaluated.


Returns the current date in long format:


Returns the date 365 days in the future in long format (for example, September 12, 2002):


Formats the date only and displays as June 12, 2001:

<$formatDateOnlyFull("6/12/01 3:00 PM")$>