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Date

DIM Var AS Date

This native datatype represents a date & time value.

Dates are stored internally as a couple of integer numbers:

  • The first is the number of days since the Gambas epoch, which is January 1st, 4801 BC.

  • The last is the number of milliseconds since midnight.

Dates are stored in UTC. They are converted to local time only when being displayed.

Dates can be converted to numbers. Then the number returned is the number of days stored internally and the fraction of day represented by the number of microseconds.

Example

Print Now;; "-";; CFloat(Now)
07/13/2005 02:20:08 - 2485669.138981

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