It depends if you want to write it to a list screen or you want to convert it to a text variable. To write it to a list screen, you can use below code −
To convert it to a text variable, you can use below command −
WRITE l_my_dateTO l_my_text MM/DD/YYYY
If you want to set the date in SAPscript form, you can use SET DATE MASK command. You can specify date fields to be printed in specified format −
/: SET DATE MASK= 'date_mask'
In the date mask, you can use the following codes −
DD: day (two digits) DDD: day name - abbreviated DDDD: day name - written out in full MM: month (two digits) MMM: month name - abbreviated MMMM: month name - written out in full YY: year (two digits) YYYY: year (four digits)
You can also reset date mask to default setting by using an “empty string” as below −
/: SET DATE MASK= ' '
Also note that the full forms of days and months are stored in table - “TTDTG” which is language dependent and with the below keys-
%%SAPSCRIPT_DDD_dd:abbreviated day name %%SAPSCRIPT_DDDD_dd:full form of day name %%SAPSCRIPT_MMM_mm:abbreviated month name %%SAPSCRIPT_MMMM_mm:full form of month name dd: day number 01= Monday,..., 07 = Sunday mm: month number 01 = January,..., 12 = December
To see table fields, navigate to T-code SE11 → Enter Table name TTDTG → Display
To see table fields, navigate to Utilities → Table Content → Display