The getDay() function takes a dateTimeValue as an argument, and returns the date value from it.

Return Type

  • Number


<variable> = <dateTimeValue>.getDay();


<variable> = getDay( <dateTimeValue>);


<variable> = <dateTimeValue>.day();


<variable> = day( <dateTimeValue>);
ParameterDescriptionData type
<variable>Variable which will contain the returned number.NUMBER

The date-time value from which the date value will be returned.

The time value is not taken into account while using this function.

A runtime error will be encountered if:

  • the specified 2 digit date value exceeds the number of days in that month.
  • an incorrect month value is specified in 3 or more characters.

The function returns a null value if:

  • the month value is specified in less than 3 characters.
  • the hour value, or the minutes value, or the seconds value is specified in more than 2 digits.
  • the date value is specified in more than 2 digits.
  • the year value has more than 4 digits.

Refer this help document to learn about the supported date-time formats.



currentDate = '08-Jan-2019';
date = currentDate.getDay();          // returns 8

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