Date entry examples

Date are normally shown in the form 31 January 2008, 10pm (or 22:00). You can use this format, or the iso yyyy-mm-dd, the american mm/dd/yy, or others. Use a comma to separate the date from the time if you need to enter both. If you don't enter a time midnight is assumed in most cases.

Example 6.1. Sample dates

Last january

Next week

+90 days

+3 months

-4 weeks

january 2010

next monday


The date parser is based on the javascript datejs library from datejs.com. It's flexible so if you feel like something should work, it most likely does. If it works you can keep doing it, if it fails, simply try something else.