Conversion - Date and time




Database values stored as UTC*

Check only if Database values stored in UTC time



The following format can be used for the date / time conversion:


%b   Abbreviated month name

%B   Full month name

%d   Day of month as decimal number (01-31)

%H   Hour in 24-hour format (00-23)

%I   Hour in 12-hour format (01-12)

%m   Month as decimal number (01-12)

%M   Minute as decimal number (00-59)

%p   Current local’s A.M. /P.M. indicator for 12-hour clock

%S   Second as decimal number (00-59)

%y   Year without century, as decimal number (YY)

%Y   Year with century, as decimal number (YYYY)

%TIME  Number of seconds elapsed since midnight (00:00:00) January 1, 1970. Database values must be only digits. Please do not use other code when using this format.

%TIME_TO_LOCAL Same format as %TIME, containing the UTC*-based file time to be converted into a local (PC) time.
Uses the current settings for the time zone and daylight saving time.

(DO NOT USE TOGETHER WITH CHECKBOX Database values stored as UTC)


To remove a trailing zero value a ‘#’ can be used. For day of month as decimal number (01-31) this becomes %#d (1-31). The example in the dialog must show a valid date before the format can be applied.

* Universal Time Coordinate

See also:

Conversion - Bit and Long