Format date with function in LibreOffice

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How to format the current date using a LibreOffice function?


Attention: The format string is locale dependent.


The format string for month and minutes are both MM. LibreOffice interprets MM depending on the context, ie. are before or after hours, seconds, years or days.

Such a function can be used to create date based file names.


="file_prefix_" & A1 & "_" & TEXT(NOW();"JJJJMMTT\_HHMM") & ".suffix"