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Converts a date and time value expressed as a string into a value of type xs:dateTime.

mf-func-parse-dateTime

 

Languages

Built-in, C++, C#, Java.

 

Parameters

Argument

Description

value

The string value to be converted.

format

Specifies the format mask to apply to value.

 

Remarks

A format mask can consist of the following components:

 

Component

Description

Default Presentation

Y

year (absolute value)

four digits (2010)

M

month of the year

1-12

D

day of month

1-31

d

day of year

1-366

H

hour (24 hours)

0-23

h

hour (12 hour)

1-12

P

A.M. or P.M.

alphabetic (language dependent)

m

minutes in hour

00-59

s

seconds in minute

00-59

f

fractional seconds

numeric, one decimal place

Z

timezone as a time offset from UTC

+08:00

z

timezone as a time offset using GMT

GMT+n

 

Some of the components above take modifiers (for example, they can be used to interpret a date either as a single digit or as two digits):

 

Modifier

Description

Example

1

decimal numeric format with no leading zeros: 1, 2, 3, ...

1, 2, 3

01

decimal format, two digits: 01, 02, 03, ...

01, 02, 03

N

name of component, upper case

FEBRUARY, MARCH

n

name of component, lower case

february, march

Nn

name of component, title case

February, March

 

Note:N, n, and Nn modifiers support only the component M (month).

 

The width modifier, if necessary, is introduced by a comma, followed by a digit that expresses the minimum width. Optionally, you can add a dash followed by another digit that expresses the maximum width. For example:

 

[D,2] is the day of the month, with leading zeros (two digits).

[MNn,3-3] is the name of the month, written as three characters, e.g. Jan, Feb, Mar, and so on.

 

The table below lists some format examples:

 

Value

Format

Result

21-03-2002 16:21:12.492 GMT+02:00

[D]-[M]-[Y] [H]:[m]:[s].[f] [z]

2002-03-21T16:21:12.492+02:00

315 2004 +01:00

[d] [Y] [Z]

2004-11-10T00:00:00+01:00

1.December.10 03:2:39 p.m. +01:00

[D].[MNn].[Y,2-2] [h]:[m]:[s] [P] [Z]

2010-12-01T15:02:39+01:00

20110620

[Y,4-4][M,2-2][D,2-2]

2011-06-20T00:00:00

 

Example

In the mapping below, the string value 2019-12-24 19:43:04 +02:00 is converted into its dateTime equivalent, by applying the format mask [Y]-[M]-[D] [H]:[m]:[s] [Z].

mf-func-parse-dateTime-example

The result is as follows (excluding the XML and namespace declarations):

 

<FlightInformation>
  <FlightInfo departuredatetime="2019-12-24T19:43:04+02:00">
    <Station airportcode="KIV"/>
  </FlightInfo>
</FlightInformation>

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