gives the default format to use for date strings generated by DateString.


  • $DateStringFormat can be set to any format specification supported by DateString.
  • A typical initial default setting is $DateStringFormat="DateTimeShort".


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Basic Examples  (2)

Use long date format:

Specify your own format:

Generalizations & Extensions  (1)

Include a time zone:

Properties & Relations  (2)

Use $DateStringFormat to set the default format for date strings within DatePlus:

Date string formats match date patterns:

Introduced in 2007