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Determines the day name associated with a specified date value.





a data, or an expression that evaluates to a date, in the form YYYYMMDD

Return Value

Character string.


This function extracts day information from standard date values. Date is often the system variable $Date.

The values returned by the $dayname function can be altered with the Language Customizer utility.


$dayname (19991225)

Evaluates to “Saturday”.

$dayname ($date+7)

Evaluates to “Saturday” when $Date is 19991225.


See Also







About Data Types

About Functional Expressions

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