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time.Convert( TmStamp ; Offset ; FromForm ; ToForm )

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Rob Poelking, Excelisys
http://www.excelisys.com

Converts a timestamp from one format to another

Sample Input:
time.Convert ( "06/23/1967 4:33:26 PM" ; "0" ; "FM" ; "sql" )
time.Convert ( "1967-06-23 16:33:26" ; "0" ; "SQL" ; "unix" )
time.Convert ( -79687594 ; "0" ; "unix" ; "xml" )
time.Convert ( "1967-06-23T16:33:26-05:00"; "" ; "xml" ; "fm" )
Sample Output:
1967-06-23 16:33:26
-79687594
1967-06-23T16:33:26-00:00
6/23/1967 9:33:26 PM


 Then copy & paste into FileMaker Advanced's Edit Custom Function window.

Description:

Converts the time stamp formats of FileMaker, XML (ISO 8601), SQL or Unix into another format by specifying the FromForm and ToForm. You can convert a time stamp in unix to xml or FileMaker to SQL.

Note: these functions are not guaranteed or supported by BrianDunning.com. Please contact the individual developer with any questions or problems.

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Great function! Moving records back and forth between FileMaker SOAP web services and MySQL tables is made much simpler with this handy calculation.

Chris McCue, Dallas, TX
September 03, 2013 9:46am

There is an issue with XML format for Eastern Hemisphere times.

This line:
sg = If ( sgn > 1 ; "+" ; "-");

Should be
sg = If ( sgn = 1 ; "+" ; "-");

Otherwise you never get +ve timezones.

Christos Savva, Cyprus
July 13, 2017 5:36am

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