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There are two ways to convert a date from internal YYYMMDD format to external format - this call and DD^%DT. (This is the reverse of what %DT does.) Simply set the variable Y equal to the internal date and execute ^DD("DD").
>S Y=2690720.163 X ^DD("DD") W Y JUL 20,1969@1630
This results in Y being equal to JUL 20,1969@16:30. (No space before the 4-digit year.)
|Y||(Required) This contains the internal date to be converted. If this has five or six decimal places, seconds will automatically be returned.|
Y is returned as the external form of the date.
See also DT^DIO2, which takes an internal date in the variable Y and writes out its external form.
Reviewed/Updated: March 8, 2007