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how to generate day of week from date

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Does anyone know how to generate the day of week (monday, tuesday) for a given date (i.e. Jan 01 1996)?
Unfortunately, the LabView 6's 'Date/Time to Seconds' VI requires day of week info.
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Actualy you don't realy need this value. Just use 0 for day of week. LV will automatically calculate this. See attached example.


Michael Aivaliotis
VI Shots LLC
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Here is one way of getting the name of a given date. Hope this helps. /Mikael
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additional possibility - I use it as sub.vi
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wha
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Probably already been answered, but extended help for this function
indicates that day of week and day of year are ignored.


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> Does anyone know how to generate the day of week (monday, tuesday) for
> a given date (i.e. Jan 01 1996)?
> Unfortunately, the LabView 6's 'Date/Time to Seconds' VI requires day
> of week info.
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eyebe,

If you just want to know the current day of the week, use the LabVIEW "Get Date/Time String" function and use Long format, then parse out the day of the week. Or, an easier way would be to use the "Get Date/Time in Seconds" wired into the "Format Date/Time String" with "%A wired to the format string.

If you want either for a specific time, you will have to translate the date/time you want to seconds since 1/1/1904 and input it into either function above.

Good luck
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