[QGIS-Developer] format_date() expression function and milliseconds

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[QGIS-Developer] format_date() expression function and milliseconds

Raymond Nijssen
I'm trying make a label showing milliseconds and wonder if QGIS handles
these correctly.


The docs say:

z: the milliseconds without leading zeroes (0 to 999)
zzz: the milliseconds with leading zeroes (000 to 999)

I think the docs should say 'with/without **trailing** zeroes.


Here some examples:

format_date('2012-05-15 01:23:45.000', '.zzz  .z') --> '.000  .0'
format_date('2012-05-15 01:23:45.001', '.zzz  .z') --> '.001  .001'
format_date('2012-05-15 01:23:45.010', '.zzz  .z') --> '.010  .01'
format_date('2012-05-15 01:23:45.100', '.zzz  .z') --> '.100  .1'



Should I change the docs? Or am I wrong?

BTW, the option 'without leading zeroes' does not exist and could be
useful. Of course you can use to_string(to_int()) here but it is less
convenient.


Kind regards,
Raymond
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