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Better consistency with with date functions.

Very confusing.

 

DateTimeFormat

- 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.

 

DateTimeDiff

- 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.

 

3 Comments
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 helpfeedback@alteryx.com.

 

Best regards,

Kris Vickland

Technical Writer

 

 

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