Month Name (Expression Function)

Purpose

The Month Name function (MONTH_NAME) generates a string that represents the month name for a timestamp provided in a given timezone.

Parameters

The Month Name function has two parameters, one of which is required:

Timestamp

Allowed Inputs: field value or a number representing a Unix timestamp.

There are several sources of Unix timestamps available. For example the stored value of a date or date time field is a Unix timestamp. Also When using the advanced interface the output of the date or date time expression function is a Unix timestamp.

Timezone

Allowed Inputs: field value or a text string

The second optional parameter of the Month Name function is a string that represents the timezone. Either use the query builder to choose a field that contains the value or use type a value to enter a number. The value should be based on the tz (timezone) database used by Linux and other Unix system in the form “Area/Location” e.g. “America/New_York”. If no value is provided then the current user's timezone is used.

Output

The output of the Month Name function is string representing the month name for the value of the timestamp provided in a given timezone.

Example

For example MONTH_NAME(1349047828,“America/New_York”) would result in “September” and MONTH_NAME(1349047828,“Asia/Tokyo”) would result in “October”.

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