DTOS( ) Function

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Returns a character-string date in a yyyymmdd format from a specified Date or DateTime expression.

DTOS(dExpression | tExpression)

Parameters

dExpression


Specifies the Date expression DTOS(В ) converts to an eight-digit character string.
tExpression


Specifies the DateTime expression DTOS(В ) converts to an eight-digit character string.

Return Value

Character

Remarks

This function is useful for indexing tables on a Date or DateTime field. It is equivalent to DTOC(В ) when its optional 1 argument is included.

The character string returned by DTOS(В ) isn't affected by SET DATE or SET CENTURY.

Example

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? DTOS(DATE( ))

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