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datetime() Function

Function

datetime( year, month, day, hour, minute, second )

Converts the given Date and Time into a serial number that holds the Date and Time data type.

Parameters

Keyword Type Description

year

Integer

The year of the you would like to convert into a serial number.

month

Integer

Only numbers are accepted, not month names. Do not include leading zeroes for a month with one digit.

day

Integer

The day of the Date and Time.

hour

Integer

The hour of the Date and Time.

minute

Integer

The minute of the Date and Time.

second

Integer

The seconds of the Date and Time.

Returns

Date and Time

Usage considerations

The value is converted to GMT when stored.

Examples

Note:  These examples assume the system or user time zone is Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).

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datetime(2011, 2, 28, 12, 0, 0)

Returns 2/28/2011 12:00 PM GMT+00:00.

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datetime(2009, 7, { 5 }, 7, 1, 20)

Returns 7/5/2009 7:01 AM GMT+00:00.

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datetime(
  { 2009, 2008 },
  { 7, 4 },
  { 5, 10 },
  { 12, 10 },
  { 2, 20 },
  { 0, 0 }
)

Returns {7/5/2009 12:02 PM GMT+00:00, 4/10/2008 10:20 AM GMT+00:00}. All lists must be the same length.

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datetime(2009, 7, 9, {}, 2, 0)

Returns {}. A value must be passed for all arguments in order to receive a valid output.

Out-of-range time values

Each of the time parameters has a normal range of values. You can use positive or negative values outside the normal range for any of these parameters.

Parameter Range
hour 0–24
minute 0–60
second 0–60
millisecond 0–999

Positive out-of-range values

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datetime(2022, 10, 9, 26, 63, 61, 1002)

Returns 10/9/2022 3:04 AM GMT+00:00.

Negative out-of-range values

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datetime(2022, 10, 9, 12, -60, 0)

Returns 10/9/2022 11:00 AM GMT+00:00.

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datetime(2022, 10, 9, -25, 0, 0)

Returns 10/9/2022 11:00 PM GMT+00:00.

Dictionaries and maps

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datetime(2022, 10, 9, {hours: 10}.hours, 0, 0)

Returns 10/9/2022 10:00 AM GMT+00:00.

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datetime(2022, 10, 9, a!map(hours: 10).hours, 0, 0)

Returns 10/9/2022 10:00 AM GMT+00:00.

Append a time to a date

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a!localVariables(
  local!date: date(2022, 10, 24),
  datetime(
    year(local!date),
    month(local!date),
    day(local!date),
    23,
    59,
    00
  )
)

Returns 10/24/2022 11:59 PM GMT+00:00 by adding the time 11:59 PM to the date given in local!date.

See also

  • date(): Limitations on year also apply to Date and Time. Dates that return null in date() will throw an error when used in datetime().
  • userdatetime(): Use this function to return a Datetime value in the local time zone.

Feature compatibility

The table below lists this function's compatibility with various features in Appian.
Feature Compatibility Note
Portals Compatible
Offline Mobile Compatible
Sync-Time Custom Record Fields Compatible

Can be used to create a custom record field that only evaluates at sync time.

Real-Time Custom Record Fields Incompatible

Custom record fields that evaluate in real time must be configured using one or more Custom Field functions.

Process Reports Compatible
Process Events Compatible
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datetime() Function

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