DOW()

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Purpose

Function to return numeric day of the week from a specified date

Syntax

DOW(<expD> | <expT> [,<expN>])

See Also

AMPM(), CDOW(), CMONTH(), CTOD(), CTOT(), DATE(), DATETIME(), DAY(), DAYS(), DMY(), DTOC(), DTOM(), DTOS(), DTOV(), ELAPTIME(), EPOCH(), GOMONTH(), HOUR(), HOURS(), MDY(), MINUTE(), MINUTES(), MONTH(), MTOD(), QUARTER(), SEC(), SECONDS(), SECS(), SET CENTURY, SET DATE, SET EPOCH, SET HOURS, SET MARK, SET SECONDS, STOD(), TIME(), TIMESTAMP(), TSTRING(), TTOC(), TTOD(), VALIDTIME(), VTOD(), WEEK(), YEAR()

Description

The DOW() function returns a number representing the day of the week from the given date expression <expD> or datetime expression <expT>.

Return Value Day of Week
1 Sunday
2 Monday
3 Tuesday
4 Wednesday
5 Thursday
6 Friday
7 Saturday

The optional <expN> is used to specify an alternative first day of the week.

Example

set date american
? dow({02/29/2004})
         1
? dow({02/29/2004},2)
         7
store dow({02/29/2004}) to dayofweek
? dayofweek
         1
dayofweek = dow({02/29/2004 11:35:27 A.M.})
? dayofweek
         1