18. Working with Data Types and Data Display Formats : Data Display and Input Formats : How Date Data Is Displayed
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How Date Data Is Displayed
A complete absolute date includes day, month, year, and time according to a 24‑hour clock. The default display format for a date data type is c25, which displays absolute dates in a field 25 characters wide, in the format:
Mon Apr 01 1988 22:50:43
If the date to be displayed does not include the time of day, you can specify a correspondingly smaller display width for the field.
By using a date template such as d'SUN Feb 3 1901' to specify the display format, you can display dates and times in a wide variety of formats. For more information, see Date and Time Templates (see page Date and Time Templates).