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Returns the unix time stamp.

Component Version macOS Windows Server FileMaker Cloud FileMaker iOS SDK
Utility 3.1 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
MBS( "Time.UnixTimeStamp" { ; timestamp; gmt } )   More


Parameter Description Example value
timestamp Optional
Optional, a FileMaker timestamp to convert.
gmt Optional
Available in MBS FileMaker Plugin 10.3 or newer.
Whether to use GMT as time zone.
Pass 1 for GMT or 0 for local.


Returns time stamp as number.


Returns the unix time stamp.
If called with no parameters, returns current time stamp (GMT).
If you pass a timestamp, this timestamp is converted. Be aware that the system timezone is used.

Convert back to FileMaker with Time.UnixTimeStampToFileMaker function.


Calc current time:

MBS( "Time.UnixTimeStamp"; Get(CurrentTimeStamp) )

Example result: 1481452626

See also

Example Databases

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Created 18th August 2014, last changed 2nd June 2020

Time.TimeZoneOffset   -   Time.UnixTimeStampToFileMaker

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