DTOC()

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Purpose

Function to perform date to character conversion

Syntax

DTOC(<expD> | <expT> [,1])

See Also

AMPM(), CAST(), CDOW(), CMONTH(), CTOD(), CTOT(), DATE(), DATETIME(), DAY(), DAYS(), DMY(), DOW(), DTOM(), DTOS(), DTOV(), ELAPTIME(), EMPTY(), EPOCH(), GOMONTH(), HOUR(), HOURS(), LTOS(), MDY(), MINUTE(), MINUTES(), MONTH(), MTOD(), MTOS(), QUARTER(), SEC(), SECONDS(), SECS(), SET CENTURY, SET DATE, SET EPOCH, SET HOURS, SET MARK, SET SECONDS, STOD(), STR(), TIME(), TIMESTAMP(), TSTRING(), TTOC(), TTOD(), TYPE(), VAL(), VALIDTIME(), VTOD(), WEEK(), YEAR()

Description

The DTOC() function converts the date expression <expD> or date part of the datetime expression <expT> to a character string in the format of the current SET DATE, SET MARK and SET CENTURY settings. For example, the default settings, SET DATE AMERICAN, and SET CENTURY ON, will return a date in the format "MM/DD/YYYY".

If the optional 1 is specified, the date will be returned in DTOS() format, suitable for index key purposes.

Example

? dtoc({02/29/2004})
02/29/2004
? dtoc({02/29/2004 10:34:21 A.M.})
02/29/2004
? dtoc({02/29/2004},1)
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store dtoc({02/29/2004}) to m_date
? m_date
02/29/2004
? type("m_date")
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