New DateTime functions coming soon to UniVerse 11.3.2

Datetime is a very important data type for business applications including law enforcement, fire and EMS agencies. For example, when an urgent event happens across different time zones, the vital and high-quality information Computer-Aided Dispatch software requires includes Datetime and time zone support, making it possible to store consistent information about the time of events and transactions.

It's for these reasons that one of our partners requested some new features to make it more convenient to use Datetime in UniVerse application development on Linux and Solaris.

Internally, datetime objects are stored as a single 64-bit integer representing the number of milliseconds since the Unix epoch: midnight UTC of January 1, 1970. All the datetime before the Unix epoch are represented as negative numbers.

In Universe, we've done three things to support the UTC datetime.

  1. New variable @TZ (time zone support).
  2. A set of new BASIC functions in relation to datetime.
  3. New conversion code for Datetime(ICONV/OCONV).

Found out more at:

Rocket Software

Located in Waltham MA.

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