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Docs » Autodocs » dos.library » StrToDate

NAME

	StrToDate -- Converts a string to a DateStamp (V36)

SYNOPSIS

	success = StrToDate( datetime )
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BOOL StrToDate( struct DateTime * )

FUNCTION

	Converts a human readable ASCII string into an AmigaDOS
DateStamp.

INPUTS

	DateTime - a pointer to an initialized DateTime structure.
The DateTime structure should be initialized as follows:
dat_Stamp - ignored on input.
dat_Format - a format byte which specifies the format of the
dat_StrDat. This can be any of the following (note:
If value used is something other than those below,
the default of FORMAT_DOS is used):
FORMAT_DOS: AmigaDOS format (dd-mmm-yy).
FORMAT_INT: International format (yy-mmm-dd).
FORMAT_USA: American format (mm-dd-yy).
FORMAT_CDN: Canadian format (dd-mm-yy).
FORMAT_DEF: default format for locale.
dat_Flags - a flags byte. The only flag which affects this
function is:
DTF_SUBST: ignored by this function
DTF_FUTURE: If set, indicates that strings such
as (stored in dat_StrDate) "Monday"
refer to "next" monday. Otherwise,
if clear, strings like "Monday"
refer to "last" monday.
dat_StrDay - ignored bythis function.
dat_StrDate - pointer to valid string representing the date.
This can be a "DTF_SUBST" style string such as
"Today" "Tomorrow" "Monday", or it may be a string
as specified by the dat_Format byte. This will be
converted to the ds_Days portion of the DateStamp.
If this pointer is NULL, DateStamp->ds_Days will not
be affected.
dat_StrTime - Pointer to a buffer which contains the time in
the ASCII format hh:mm:ss. This will be converted
to the ds_Minutes and ds_Ticks portions of the
DateStamp. If this pointer is NULL, ds_Minutes and
ds_Ticks will be unchanged.

RESULT

	success	- a zero return indicates that a conversion could
not be performed. A non-zero return indicates that the
DateTime.dat_Stamp variable contains the converted
values.

SEE ALSO

DateStamp(), DateToStr(), <dos/datetime.h>

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