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MonthNames

The format defined replaces the month names convention of the regional settings.

Syntax:  

MonthNames

When modifying the variable, the ; needs to be used to separate the individual values.

Function examples
Example Results
Set MonthNames='Jan;Feb;Mar;Apr;May;Jun;Jul;Aug;Sep;Oct;Nov;Dec'; This use of the MonthNames function defines month names in English and their abbreviated form.
Set MonthNames='Enero;Feb;Marzo;Abr;Mayo;Jun;Jul;Agosto;Set;Oct;Nov;Dic'; This use of the MonthNames function defines month names in Spanish and their abbreviated form.

The MonthNames function can be used in combination with the following functions:

Related functions
Function Interaction
month - script and chart function Script function to return values defined in MonthNames as field values
Date - script and chart function Script function to return values defined in MonthNames as field values based on a formatting argument provided
LongMonthNames Long form values of MonthNames

Regional settings

Unless otherwise specified, the examples in this topic use the following date format: MM/DD/YYYY. The date format is specified in the SET DateFormat statement in your data load script. The default date formatting may be different in your system, due to your regional settings and other factors. You can change the formats in the examples below to suit your requirements. Or you can change the formats in your load script to match these examples. For more information, see Modifying app regional settings.

Default regional settings in apps are based on the user profile. These regional format settings are not related to the language displayed in the Qlik Cloud user interface. Qlik Cloud will be displayed in the same language as the browser you are using.

If you are an app creator, you can set the default region for apps you create. For more information, see Setting your preferred regional settings for creating apps.

Example 1 – System variables default

Example 2 - Change system variable

Example 3 – Date function