Access function to return day of the week

Sometimes you need the actual day name of the date and not the numeric equivalent, the following function will do that for you:

Example use in debugger window:

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  1. SimonG April 2, 2012 at 4:00 pm - Reply

    Almost, actually what comes back is a day out, when fed a date that should be a Monday, “Tuesday” is returned, a date occurring on a Thursday returns “Friday”, etc.

    • Juan Soto April 2, 2012 at 7:26 pm - Reply

      Hi Simon,

      The function works for me as advertised, could it be in your country the month and date is switched to dd/mm/yy? Here in the US it’s mm/dd/yy.

      Let me know

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