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Classic VA FileMan API

Introduction to Date/Time Formats: %DT

%DT is used to validate date/time input and convert it to VA FileMan's conventional internal format: "YYYMMDD.HHMMSS", where:

This format allows for representation of imprecise dates like JULY '78 or 1978 (which would be equivalent to 2780700 and 2780000, respectively). Dates are always returned as a canonic number (no trailing zeroes after the decimal).


Reviewed/Updated: March 8, 2007