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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

Syntax terms

%num Set to the number of 1/1000th seconds (milliseconds) from 1 Jan 1900 12:00 AM to the current date and time.

Usage notes

  • $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')

Products authorizing $Sir_DateNM