how do I convert a date time field to a date field and the time section into seconds instead of hours, minutes and seconds

Posted on 2014-10-18
Last Modified: 2014-11-23
I have a date time field that I need to split into a date and a time field, and I also have to change the time from hours, minutes and seconds into total seconds, based on hours minutes and seconds.  THe system that I am importing data into does not use hours minutes and seconds, just seconds.

I will be formatting the data in excel and then importing.
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Make sure you format the date answer as a date, otherwise it will look like a 5 digit number

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