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Converts a local datetime to Epoch format (number of time units since 01/01/1970 at 00h00 UTC).
Example
// Displays "1501056581" (in France)
Info(DateTimeToEpoch("20170726100941"))
MyDay is DateTime
MyDay = "20170726100941"
// Displays "1501056581" (in France)
Info(DateTimeToEpoch(MyDay))
Syntax
<Result> = DateTimeToEpoch(<Data to convert> [, <Conversion options>])
<Result>: 8-byte integer
  • Date and time in Epoch format (number of time units since 01/01/1970 at 00h00 UTC).
  • -1 if an error occurred (invalid date and time).
<Data to convert>: Character string or DateTime variable
Local date and time to convert. Can correspond to:
  • a DateTime variable.
  • a character string with one of the following formats:
    • YYYYMMDDHHmmSSCC
    • YYYYMMDDHHmmSSCC
    • YYYYMMDDHHmmSS
    • YYYYMMDDHHmm
    • YYYYMMDDHH
    • YYYYMMDD
This parameter will be considered invalid in the following cases:
  • if the date is invalid or earlier than 01/01/1970. You can check the validity of a date using DateValid.
  • if the time is invalid. You can check the validity of a time using TimeValid.
Remark: It is possible to use dates beyond 2038.
<Conversion options>: Optional Integer constant
Options for converting the date and time to Epoch format:
epochUnixMillisecondThe result will be expressed in milliseconds since 01/01/1970 at 00h00 UTC (time 0 in Unix).
epochUnixSecond
(default value)
The result will be expressed in seconds since 01/01/1970 at 00h00 UTC (time 0 in Unix).
Component: wd280std.dll
Minimum version required
  • Version 23
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