Current date and time as number of milliseconds
Note: Many $functions have been deprecated in favor of Object Oriented methods. The OO equivalent of $Sir_DateNM is CurrentTimeMilliseconds.
The $Sir_DateNM function has no arguments and returns the number of 1/1000th seconds since 1 January, 1900.
%num = $Sir_DateNM
|%num||Set to the number of 1/1000th seconds (milliseconds) from |
- $Sir_DateNM has no error conditions.
- Values returned by $Sir_DateNM will exceed the range that can be represented in a 4-byte integer, so you should probably avoid storing the value in a BINARY or FLOAT4 field.
- To obtain the current date and time in a readable form, use $Sir_Date.
- To convert the number of milliseconds to a readable form, use $Sir_NM2Date.
The following fragment will print the date and time 1.8 seconds from the current time:
Print $Sir_NM2Date($Sir_DateNM + 1800, 'MM/DD/YY HH:MI:SS.XX')