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Time.Parse

Parses a date.

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MBS( "Time.Parse"; Text; FormatString { ; Locale } )

Parameters

Parameter Description Example value
Text The text to parse for date and/or time "2016-11-30"
FormatString The format string.
Locale Optional
The locale to use.
Be aware that identifiers are not the same on Mac, Windows and Linux.
"FR_fr"

Result

Returns timestamp or error.

Description

Parses a date.
The Time.Parse function parses the string in the parameter, according to the string pointed to by format parameter, and returns the result as timestamp. The resulting values will be relative to the local time zone. Thus, it can be considered the reverse operation of Time.Format.

Examples

Parse a date:

MBS( "Time.Parse"; "2016-11-30"; "%Y-%m-%d" )

Example result: 30.11.2016 00:00

Parse a timestamp:

MBS( "Time.Parse"; "2016-11-30 13:31"; "%Y-%m-%d %H:%M" )

Example result: 30.11.2016 13:31

See also


Time.Format   -   Time.Sleep

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