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Current date as number of days

Note: Many $functions have been deprecated in favor of Object Oriented methods. The OO equivalent of $Sir_DateND is CurrentTimeDays.

The $Sir_DateND function has no arguments and returns the number of days since 1 January, 1900.


%num = $Sir_DateND

Syntax terms

%num This numeric variable is set to the number of days from 1 Jan 1900 to the current date.

Usage notes

  • $Sir_DateND has no error conditions.
  • Values returned by $Sir_DateND can be represented in a 4-byte BINARY field, if you choose to do so.
  • To obtain the current date and time in a readable form, use $Sir_Date.
  • To convert the number of days to a readable form, use $Sir_ND2Date.


The following fragment will print the date one week from the current date:

Print $Sir_ND2Date($Sir_DateND + 7, 'Wkday DAY Month YYYY')

Products authorizing $Sir_DateND