Function to return the current EPOCH setting
The EPOCH() function returns the current SET EPOCH setting as a numeric 4 digit year. The SET EPOCH TO <expN> command allows for the specification of the starting year of a one hundred-year period. The one hundred-year period can span two consecutive centuries. Two-digit year dates (SET CENTURY OFF) can be used and still assigned the correct century provided that they fall within this one-hundred year period. For example, SET EPOCH TO 1995 would specify a one hundred-year period from 1995 to 2094. Any two-digit years less than 95 would be 21st century, any two-digit years of 95 or over would be 20th century.
10/10/97 = October 10th 1997
10/10/27 = October 10th 2027
By default, EPOCH is set to 1900.
? epoch() 1900 set epoch to 1995 ? epoch() 1995