rails date format dd/mm/yyyy

To format a date in Ruby on Rails to the dd/mm/yyyy format, you can follow these steps:

  1. First, you need to define the date format in your Rails application. This can be done in the config/locales folder, specifically in the en.yml file. Open the file and add the following code:
      default: "%d/%m/%Y"
  1. Next, you need to update the configuration file for your Rails application. Open the config/application.rb file and add the following line of code inside the class Application < Rails::Application block:
config.i18n.default_locale = :en
  1. After updating the configuration file, you can use the strftime method to format the date according to the defined format. For example, if you have a date object named my_date, you can format it like this:
formatted_date = my_date.strftime("%d/%m/%Y")

The %d represents the day of the month with leading zeros, %m represents the month with leading zeros, and %Y represents the year with four digits.

By following these steps, you can format a date in the dd/mm/yyyy format in Ruby on Rails.