Topic: Date formatting

Is there an easy way to take a datesamp like 2006-09-02, for example and turn it into something likw Saturday, September 2, 2006?

I'm looking at the ActionView date formatting helpers and I'm just not seeing anything similar.

Having the day of the week isn't vital, but it would be nice. smile

thanks.

Re: Date formatting

You could use the function Date.strptime
http://corelib.rubyonrails.org/classes/ … ml#M001227

With it you can easily parse a date out of a string.
Then use strftime to put it in your favorite format.

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Re: Date formatting

Date (and Time) has a parse method in Rails which allows you to do this:

Date.parse('2006-09-02').strftime('%A, %B %d, %Y')
# => "Saturday, September 02, 2006"

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Re: Date formatting

Thank you both! smile