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Better consistency with with date functions.

Very confusing.



- Format sting - %y is 2-digit year, %Y is a 4-digit year.   How about yy or yyyy.   Much easier to remember and consistent with other tools like Excel.



- Format string - 'year' but above function year is referenced as %y ??   Too easy to mix this up.



Also, documentation is limited.  Give a separate page for each function and an overview to discuss date handling.


Alteryx Alumni (Retired)

Hi @mperrone,


Wanted to let you know that we've posted an overhauled Date/Time Functions help page. The content is reorganized, with improved headings, function descriptions, and specifier definitions. Development continues to improve the date/time functionality within Alteryx, and the online help will reflect any changes as they are released. Note that I have passed your above recommendations on to the Development team for consideration.


If you have any feedback regarding the Alteryx online help, please let us know at


Best regards,

Kris Vickland

Technical Writer



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