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Determines the month 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 month information from standard date values. Date is often the system variable $Date.

The values returned by the $monthname function can be changed with the Language Customizer utility, ZIMLANG.



Evaluates to “December”.


Evaluates to “January” when $Date is 19981225.


See Also







About Data Types

About Functional Expressions

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