Category: Text

Syntax: GetAsTime ( text )


textAny text expression or text field containing a time.

Data type returned: Time


GetAsTime() returns the data specified in the text string as data-type time. The value can then be manipulated like any other time data.

GetAsTime() can be used to convert an integer representing a number of seconds into an elapsed time, as demonstrated in the third of the following examples.




GetAsTime ("01:30:30")

Returns 1:30:30 AM when you specify Time as the calculation result.

GetAsTime ("01:30:30")

Returns 1/1/0001 1:30:30 AM when you specify Timestamp as the calculation result.

GetAsTime (48000)

Returns 8:53:20.

Using GetAsTime() when working with literal time strings in calculation formulas

 GetAsTime ("15:30:00") - FinishTime

would yield the elapsed time between 3:30 p.m. and the FinishTime.

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FileMaker 8 Functions and Scripts Desk Reference
FileMaker 8 Functions and Scripts Desk Reference
ISBN: 0789735113
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2004
Pages: 352

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