The Twilio.DATE built-in field enables Autopilot to understand dates expressed by users in different formats and forms. It converts words that describe a date into ISO-8601 date format.
Absolute dates are converted from natural language input to the standard date format.
|Example input||Example Output|
|December 25th 2018||2018-12-25|
|October 1st, 2019||2019-10-01|
|December 24th, 1992||1992-12-24|
Relative dates have the following properties:
- Future dates are implied by default when missing the year or month.
- UTC is used as the base time zone.
Below are some examples of relative dates. For the examples, we provide the current input, the current date when the input is evaluated and the example output.
|Example input||Current Date||Example Output||Notes|
|December 25th||10/10/2018||2018-12-25||The year is 2018 because December 25th, 2018 is the next occurrence of such date after the current date (10/10/2018).|
|October 1st||10/10/2018||2019-10-01||The year is 2019 because October 1st, 2019 is the next occurrence of such date after the current date (10/10/2018).|
|Today||10/10/2018||2018-10-10||Note that this takes the current date in UTC time.|
|Thursday||10/10/2018||2018-10-11||Since the current date (10/10/2018) was a Wednesday, the next Thursday would be the day after.|
|Monday||10/10/2018||2018-10-15||Since the current date (10/10/2018) was a Wednesday, the next Monday would be October 15, 2018.|
|Yesterday||10/10/2018||2018-10-09||Note that this takes the current date in UTC time.|
|Tomorrow||10/10/2018||2018-10-11||Note that this takes the current date in UTC time.|
|Next year||10/10/2018||2018-10-10||Note that this takes the current date in UTC time.|
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