$todate

Converts an expression to the date data type.

Syntax

$todate(expression)

Parameters

expression

Any expression. To be meaningful, it should yield a number that has meaning in the format YYYYMMDD.

Return Value

Date.

Example

$date - $todate(19980923)

In the preceding arithmetic expression, 19980923 is treated as the date 23 September 1998 instead of the number 19,980,923. Assuming that $Date is 19981023, the expression evaluates to 30.

 

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