STOD()

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Purpose

Function to perform string to date conversion

Syntax

STOD(<expC>)

See Also

AMPM(), CDOW(), CMONTH(), CTOD(), CTOT(), DATE(), DATETIME(), DAY(), DAYS(), DMY(), DOW(), DTOC(), 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, STOT(), STR(), TIME(), TIMESTAMP(), TSTRING(), TTOC(), TTOD(), TYPE(), VAL(), VALIDTIME(), VTOD(), WEEK(), YEAR()

Description

The STOD() function converts the character expression <expC>, in the format "YYYYMMDD", to a date. This function needs the century included in the character string even if SET CENTURY is OFF.

Example

mCdate = dtos(date())
? mCdate
20130722
? type("mCdate")
C
mDdate = stod(mCdate)
? mDdate
07/22/2013
? type("mDdate")
D