Tech Tip: How to get the day of the week from a date

PRODUCT: 4D | VERSION: 6.5 | PLATFORM: Mac & Win

Published On: August 31, 2001

If you want to find the day of the week for a given date, use the command Day number as shown below. Note that the values Sunday, Monday, etc. are constants in 4th Dimension that return the proper integer value for comparison.

$viDay:=**Day number(Current date)** ` $viDay gets the current day number**Case of**

: ($viDay=Sunday )

$tDayName:="Sunday"

: ($viDay=Monday )

$tDayName:="Monday"

: ($viDay=Tuesday )

$tDayName:="Tuesday"

: ($viDay=Wednesday )

$tDayName:="Wednesday"

: ($viDay=Thursday )

$tDayName:="Thursday"

: ($viDay=Friday )

$tDayName:="Friday"

: ($viDay=Saturday )

$tDayName:="Saturday"**End case**