Customizable date output

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Currently the personalization date options [% date:month %] [% date:day %], [% date:year %] only give you one option for output, so the output of the above code would be July 01 2016.  

We've had requests from some of our users to:
  • Show the Month as a number instead of text (so 07 instead of July)
  • Have the Day not have a leading 0 on single digit days 
  • Have the Year only show a two digit year.
We think that it would be beneficial to be able to customize the personalization output options so that we could lock down more areas of our templates so that our users aren't having to manually update date items as often.
Thank you! 
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K

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Posted 2 years ago

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Sam Collis, Customer Support Specialist

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Hi there K!

Thanks for writing in and a great suggestion.

I've gone ahead and submitted a feature request for options to customize the formatting of date's pulled through the system.  By submitting a request on your behalf our Product team is able to see what our customers want, which helps them prioritize future iterations :)

Let me know if there's anything else I can do!
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Mike

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Any update? 
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Grey Stepp, Support Team Manager

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Hi Mike, we actually do have some other personalization tags that might get you what you need here.  Check out this link with the different codes that can be used and let me know if there is a format that is missing:

https://support.e2ma.net/Resource_Center/Account_how-to/adding-personalization#Including_personaliza...
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Mike

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Thanks for the reply. In reference to the 3 examples shared by by K, are there any updates? 

Below is what I am referring to. 

We've had requests from some of our users to:
  • Show the Month as a number instead of text (so 07 instead of July)
  • Have the Day not have a leading 0 on single digit days 
  • Have the Year only show a two digit year.
The link you shared does not show how to show the month as a number, the day in single digits, or the year in two digits. 

Also, it would be nice if we could use the personalized dates in the Google Analytics field so that I don't need to update the date in with each send. 
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Grey Stepp, Support Team Manager

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Gotcha!   There has not been any movement on those specific formats.  

I'll put in another feature request to our developers for that and for the idea of using them in the GA field as well!