# Time formats

You can use your own time format when inserting the current time into a note.

# Expressions for the date

Expression Output
d the day as number without a leading zero (1 to 31)
dd the day as number with a leading zero (01 to 31)
ddd the abbreviated localized day name (e.g. Mon to Sun).
dddd the long localized day name (e.g. Monday to Sunday).
M the month as number without a leading zero (1-12)
MM the month as number with a leading zero (01-12)
MMM the abbreviated localized month name (e.g. Jan to Dec).
MMMM the long localized month name (e.g. January to December).
yy the year as two digit number (00-99)
yyyy the year as four digit number

# Expressions for the time

Expression Output
h the hour without a leading zero (0 to 23 or 1 to 12 if AM/PM display)
hh the hour with a leading zero (00 to 23 or 01 to 12 if AM/PM display)
H the hour without a leading zero (0 to 23, even with AM/PM display)
HH the hour with a leading zero (00 to 23, even with AM/PM display)
m the minute without a leading zero (0 to 59)
mm the minute with a leading zero (00 to 59)
s the second without a leading zero (0 to 59)
ss the second with a leading zero (00 to 59)
z the milliseconds without leading zeroes (0 to 999)
zzz the milliseconds with leading zeroes (000 to 999)
AP or A use AM/PM display. A/AP will be replaced by either AM or PM.
ap or a use am/pm display. a/ap will be replaced by either am or pm.
t the timezone (for example CEST)

# Example format strings

Format Result
dd.MM.yyyy hh:mm 21.05.2001 14:13
dd.MM.yyyy 21.05.2001
ddd MMMM d yy Tue May 21 01
hh:mm:ss.zzz 14:13:09.042
h:m:s ap 2:13:9 pm

Info

Take a look at the Qt documentation (opens new window) for more information about time formats.

TIP

If you need to make more complex operations to output the current time please consider creating a custom action.