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PX_timestamp2string -- Convert paradox timestamp into formated string


#include <paradox.h>

char * PX_timestamp2string(pxdoc_t *pxdoc, double timestamp, const char *format)


Creates a string representation of a paradox timestamp as specified in the parameter format. The timestamp must be either retrieved with PX_get_data_double(3) after calling PX_get_record(3) or by simply using the double value in the pxval_t struct as returned by PX_retrieve_record(3). A timestamp contains both time and date information. The format string contains chars which stand for certain values of the date/time. The following table lists all available characters with a meaning. All other characters are being copied unmodified to the output string. If a special character shall not be interpreted it must be preceded with a backslash.

Table 1. Characters and their meaning in date/time format string

Yyear, numeric, 4 digits
yyear, numeric, 2 digits
mmonth, numeric
nmonth, numeric, no leading zeroes
dday of the month, numeric
jday of the month, numeric, no leading zeros
Hhour, numeric, 24 hour format
hhour, numeric, 12 hour format
Ghour, numeric, 24 hour format, no leading zeroes
ghour, numeric, 12 hour format, no leading zeroes
iminutes, numeric
sseconds, numeric
Lboolean for leap year


Returns pointer to string on success and NULL on failure.


This manual page was written by Uwe Steinmann .

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