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Posted on 1998-12-01
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There is some programs which expresses time in seconds counted somewhere from early 80´s.
Is this kind of way to express time familiar to someone and is there any function in VB5 so that those seconds can be transformed to normal date??

Thanks in advance!
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Yes ther is!

DateAdd("s", lSeconds, "01-01-1980")

this adds the number of seconds hel in the long variable lSeconds to "1st Jan 1980" to give the date and time.
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by:majala
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How this could be done to other direction? If I have a "normal" date (e.x. 13.11.1998) and I wanna know how many seconds it is from 1.1.1980.
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How this could be done to other direction? If I have a "normal" date (e.x. 13.11.1998) and I wanna know how many seconds it is from 1.1.1980.
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by:lawnranger
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Dim SD As Date
Dim ED As Date
Dim Seconds As Long
SD = "1/1/1980"
ED = "11/13/1998"
Seconds = DateDiff("s", SD, ED)

This will return the number of seconds between 0000 11/1/1980 and 0000 11/13/1980. You can also specify the time for either or both as in;

SD = "15:30 1/1/1980"
ED = Now

Hope this helps...
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