|SYNTAX||StrToDateTime( ''string'' )|
|FUNCTION|| Converts string representing date/time value to the corresponding DateTime number (that can be later compared to output of DateTime() function for example).
This function has shorter synonym: _DT function.
VERSION 5.27 and above: It is important to understand that DateTime is not a simple number but rather bitset and two datetime values can only be reliably compared for equlity or inequality using == or != operators. Any other comparisions (less than/greater then) using normal operators > < can lead to wrong results, therefore to compare two datetime numbers you should use DateTimeDiff( arg1, arg2 ) which will return positive values if arg1 > arg2 and negative values if arg1 < arg2.
|SEE ALSO||DATETIME() function , DateTimeToStr() function , _DT() function|
The StrToDateTime function is used in the following formulas in AFL on-line library:
See updated/extended version on-line.