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How do I Convert a Date/Time String into a Timestamp Constant in LabVIEW?



Primary Software: LabVIEW Development Systems>>LabVIEW Professional Development System
Primary Software Version: 8.0
Primary Software Fixed Version: N/A
Secondary Software: LabVIEW Development Systems>>LabVIEW Full Development System

Problem:
I have a Date/Time string in LabVIEW and I want to convert it into a Timestamp constant. How do I do this?

Solution:
To convert the Date/Time string into a Timestamp constant you need to extract all of the integer values separately by following these steps:
  1. Separate the string into individual numbers.
  2. Convert the numbers to integers.
  3. Bundle the integers into a cluster.
  4. Convert the cluster to a Timestamp constant using the Date/Time To Seconds function under Time and Dialog palette.
For further clarification, please see the attached LabVIEW example code. The LabVIEW VI illustrates how to convert a Date/Time string into a Timestamp Constant.

Related Links:
Developer Zone Tutorial: LabVIEW Timestamp

Attachments:


Convert_String_to_TimeStamp.viConvert_String_to_TimeStamp.vi


Report Date: 09/20/2005
Last Updated: 08/26/2013
Document ID: 3PJC3B8

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