Sets the format for dates retrieved from the database.
String (composed of the symbols listed below)
The Message Agent uses this option when replicating columns that store a date. The format is a string using the following symbols:
|YY||Two digit year|
|YYYY||Four digit year|
|MM||Two digit month)|
|MMM[m...]||Character short form for months—as many characters as there are "m"s|
|DD||Two digit day of month|
Each symbol is substituted with the appropriate data for the date that is being formatted.
For symbols that represent character data (such as MMM), you can control the case of the output as follows:
If the character data is multibyte, the length of each symbol reflects the number of characters, not the number of bytes. For example, the 'mmm' symbol specifies a length of three characters for the month.
For symbols that represent numeric data, you can control zero-padding with the case of the symbols:
The option is a string build from the following symbols:
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