DTOS()

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Purpose

Function to perform date to string conversion

Syntax

DTOS(<expD> | <expT>)

See Also

AMPM(), CDOW(), CMONTH(), CTOD(), CTOT(), DATE(), DATETIME(), DAY(), DAYS(), DMY(), DOW(), DTOC(), DTOM(), 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 DTOS() function converts the date expression <expD> or date part of the datetime expression <expT> to a character string in the format "YYYYMMDD". This function is particularly useful when creating indexes with mixed data types. The SET DATE, SET MARK and SET CENTURY settings have no effect on this function.

Example

? dtos({02/29/2004})
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? dtos({02/29/2004 11:18:54 PM})
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store dtos({02/29/2004})to m_date
? m_date
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? type("m_date")
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