One-Argument Form

TEXT(4096) (Number): 4,096

TEXT("4096") (Text): 4096

TEXT(32768.1024) (Decimal): 32,768.10

TEXT("2019-11-01 13:34") (DateTime): 11/1/2019 1:34:00 PM

TEXT([price]) (Price): $0.41

TEXT([percent]) (Percent): 41%

Two-Argument Form

TEXT("2019-11-01", "dd/mm/yyyy") : 01/11/2019

TEXT("2019-11-01 1:34 PM", "HH:MM")  : 13:34

TEXT("2:23", "H") : 2

TEXT("2:23 PM", "H") : 14

TEXT("14:23", "H") : 14

TEXT("14:23", "H A/P") : 2 P

TEXT("14:23", "H AM/PM") : 2 PM

TEXT("4/15/2020 14:23", "M") : 4

TEXT("4/15/2020 14:23", "H:M") : 14:23


TEXT( value ) 

TEXT( when , format )


value (any): The value to format. In the one-argument form of this function, the result format is determined by the value's type and its column's type details. See Description, below.

when (Date, DateTime, or Time): The temporal value to be formatted.

format (any): The format to be applied to the temporal value (when).


This function may be used to format a value of any type as Text.

There are two forms of the function: the one-argument form, and the two-argument form.

One-Argument Form

TEXT( value )

The one-argument form converts a single value of any type (value) using implicit formatting according to the current locale. The locale affects such things as:

  • Date format

  • Decimal separator

  • Thousands separator

  • Time format

If the argument (value) is a column value reference (e.g., [Price]), the column's Type Details settings will also be applied to the formatted result. For instance, a Decimal column's Decimal digits property can be used to limit the precision in the result; or a Date column's Use long date format can be used to produce a more verbose result.

Two-Argument Form

TEXT( when , format )

The two-argument form converts a single Date, DateTime, or Time value in first argument (when) according to an explicit format guide in the second argument (format). Recognized format characters are:

  • YY two-digit year (19)

  • YYYY four-digit year (2019) 

  • M one- or two-digit month (3, 12

  • MM two-digit month (03, 12)

  • MMM short name of the month (Mar, Dec)

  • MMMM long name of the month (March, December)

  • D one- or two-digit day of the month (8, 31)

  • DD two-digit day of the month (08, 31

  • DDD short name of the day of the week (Wed

  • DDDD long name of the day of the week (Wednesday)

  • H one- or two-digit hour (9, 10)

  • HH two-digit hour (09, 10)

  • M one- or two-digit minute (6, 58)

  • MM two-digit minute (06, 58)

  • S one- or two-digit second (0, 18)

  • SS two-digit second (00, 18)

  • AM/PM for "AM" or "PM"

  • A/P for "A" or "P" 

The meaning of M is contextual: if it comes after an H or immediately before an S, it means "minutes".

If one of AM/PM or A/P is specified, hours are displayed in 12-hour format; otherwise they are displayed in 24-hour format.

Any characters not listed above are reproduced verbatim in the output yext, most commonly - (hyphen), / (slash), and : (colon). 

Return Value

Text: The formatted text from the first argument.

See Also


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