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GMTDateFormat(aDate, offset)

Last updated March 21, 2002

author

Mark Andrachek

Version: 1 | Requires: CF5 | Library: DateLib

Description:
This takes two arguments, adate and offset. adate should be a valid date/time object, and offset should be a valid GMT offset (formatted +0000 or -0000, for example, Eastern Standard Time is -0500). It will then output a valid GMT string. It's especially usefull to help prevent browser and proxy caching.

Return Values:
Returns a string.

Example:

<cfset oldtime = DateAdd('n',1,Now())>
<cfoutput>
#GMTDateFormat(variables.oldtime,'-0500')#
</cfoutput>

Parameters:

Name Description Required
aDate A date. Yes
offset A valid GMT offset. Yes

Full UDF Source:

/**
 * This function takes a date time object and an offset, and outputs a GMT date/time formatted string.
 * 
 * @param aDate 	 A date. 
 * @param offset 	 A valid GMT offset. 
 * @return Returns a string. 
 * @author Mark Andrachek (hallow@webmages.com) 
 * @version 1, March 21, 2002 
 */
function GMTDateFormat (adate,offset) {
     // adate must be a valid date time object.
     // the offset must be in the format -0000 or +0000.
     
     var dvalue = ""; // the final value.
     
     if (IsDate(adate)) {
          
          dvalue = DateAdd('h',Left(offset,3),DateAdd('s',Left(offset,1) & Right(offset,2),adate));
          dvalue = Left( DayOfWeekAsString( DayOfWeek( dvalue ) ), 3) & 
                  ', ' & 
                  DateFormat(dvalue,'dd mmm yyyy') &
                  ' ' &
                  TimeFormat(dvalue,'HH:mm:ss') &
                  ' GMT';
          
          return dvalue;
     }
     
     else { return; }
}
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