Trim to Date

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1 Introduction

These are functions to round off dates to different time units.

2 trimToSeconds

This function is used to trim the date to seconds, rounding off all milliseconds to zero.

2.1 Input Parameters

The input parameters are described in the table below:

Value Type
The date that should be trimmed. Date and time

2.2 Output

The output is described in the table below:

Value Type
The same date, but rounded down to seconds. Date and time

2.3 Example

For example, you have a variable $myDate that represents ‘08-06-2008 10:12:51.387’:

trimToSeconds($myDate)

The output is:

'Sun Jun 08 10:12:51 CEST 2008'

3 trimToMinutes

This function is used to trim the date to minutes, rounding off all (milli)seconds to zero.

3.1 Input Parameters

The input parameters are described in the table below:

Value Type
The date that should be trimmed. Date and time

3.2 Output

The output is described in the table below:

Value Type
The same date, but rounded down to minutes. Date and time

3.3 Example

For example, you have a variable $myDate that represents ‘08-06-2008 10:12:51’:

trimToMinutes($myDate)

The output is:

'Sun Jun 08 10:12:00 CEST 2008'

4 trimToHours[UTC]

This function is used to trim the date to hours, rounding off all minutes to zero.

trimToHours uses the user’s time zone, and trimToHoursUTC uses the UTC time zone.

4.1 Input Parameters

The input parameters are described in the table below:

Value Type
The date that should be trimmed. Date and time

4.2 Output

The output is described in the table below:

Value Type
The same date, but rounded down to hours. Date and time

4.3 Example

For example, you have a variable $myDate that represents ‘08-06-2008 10:12:51’:

trimToHours($myDate)

The output is:

'Sun Jun 08 10:00:00 CEST 2008'

5 trimToDays[UTC]

This function is used to trim the date to days, rounding off all hours to zero.

trimToDays uses the user’s time zone, and trimToDaysUTC uses the UTC time zone.

5.1 Input Parameters

The input parameters are described in the table below:

Value Type
The date that should be trimmed. Date and time

5.2 Output

The output is described in the table below:

Value Type
The same date, but rounded down to days. Date and time

5.3 Example

For example, you have a variable $myDate that represents ‘08-06-2008 10:12:51’:

trimToDays($myDate)

The output is:

'Sun Jun 08 00:00:00 CEST 2008'

6 trimToMonths[UTC]

This function is used to trim the date to months, rounding off all days to zero.

trimToMonths uses the user’s timezone and trimToMonthsUTC uses the UTC timezone.

6.1 Input Parameters

The input parameters are described in the table below:

Value Type
The date that should be trimmed. Date and time

6.2 Output

The output is described in the table below:

Value Type
The same date, but rounded down to months. Date and time

6.3 Example

For example, you have a variable $myDate that represents ‘08-06-2008 10:12:51’:

trimToMonths($myDate)

The output is:

'Sun Jun 01 00:00:00 CEST 2008'

7 trimToYears[UTC]

This function is used to trim the date to years, rounding off all months and days to zero.

trimToYears uses the user’s time zone, and trimToYearsUTC uses the UTC time zone.

7.1 Input Parameters

The input parameters are described in the table below:

Value Type
The date that should be trimmed. Date and time

7.2 Output

The output is described in the table below:

Value Type
The same date, but rounded down to years. Date and time

7.3 Example

For example, you have a variable $myDate that represents ‘08-06-2008 10:12:51’:

trimToYears($myDate)

The output is:

'Tue Jan 01 00:00:00 CEST 2008'