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to_formatted_s

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v3.2.3 - Show latest stable - 0 notes - Class: DateTime
to_formatted_s(format = :default) public

Convert to a formatted string. See Time::DATE_FORMATS for predefined formats.

This method is aliased to to_s.

Examples

datetime = DateTime.civil(2007, 12, 4, 0, 0, 0, 0)   # => Tue, 04 Dec 2007 00:00:00 +0000

datetime.to_formatted_s(:db)            # => "2007-12-04 00:00:00"
datetime.to_s(:db)                      # => "2007-12-04 00:00:00"
datetime.to_s(:number)                  # => "20071204000000"
datetime.to_formatted_s(:short)         # => "04 Dec 00:00"
datetime.to_formatted_s(:long)          # => "December 04, 2007 00:00"
datetime.to_formatted_s(:long_ordinal)  # => "December 4th, 2007 00:00"
datetime.to_formatted_s(:rfc822)        # => "Tue, 04 Dec 2007 00:00:00 +0000"

Adding your own datetime formats to to_formatted_s

DateTime formats are shared with Time. You can add your own to the Time::DATE_FORMATS hash. Use the format name as the hash key and either a strftime string or Proc instance that takes a time or datetime argument as the value.

# config/initializers/time_formats.rb
Time::DATE_FORMATS[:month_and_year] = "%B %Y"
Time::DATE_FORMATS[:short_ordinal] = lambda { |time| time.strftime("%B #{time.day.ordinalize}") }
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