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DateTime Format YYYYmmDD

Posted on 2013-06-13
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How do I get a DateTime object in format YYYYmmDD.
E.g. for Jan 2, 2013 -> 20130102
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Question by:allelopath
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This link gives you all of the formats

This should also do it:

myDateTimeVar.ToString("yyyyMMdd")
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From MSN:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/efez4684.aspx

When you return the numbers, do you still need them as an int?
You can use:
DateTime currentDT = DateTime.now;
int dtObject = currentDT.Year * (Math.Pow(10,4)) + currentDT.Month * (Math.Pow(10,2) + currentDT.Day

This should shift the numbers to YYYYMMDD format.
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A much simpler method:

var myInt = int.Parse(myDateTimeVar.ToString("yyyyMMdd"));
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