Essbase @TODATEEX

Returns the numeric date value from input date-string according to the
date-format specified. The date returned is the number of seconds elapsed
since midnight, January 1, 1970.

If the date or the date format strings are invalid, an error is returned.

Syntax

@TODATEEX(date_format_string, string)
Parameter Description
date_format_string One of the following literal strings (excluding ordered-list numbers
and parenthetical examples) indicating a supported date format.

  1. “mon dd yyyy” (Example: mon = Aug)
  2. “Month dd yyyy” (Example: Month = August)
  3. “mm/dd/yy”
  4. “mm/dd/yyyy”
  5. “yy.mm.dd”
  6. “dd/mm/yy”
  7. “dd.mm.yy”
  8. “dd-mm-yy”
  9. “dd Month yy”
  10. “dd mon yy”
  11. “Month dd, yy”
  12. “mon dd, yy”
  13. “mm-dd-yy”
  14. “yy/mm/dd”
  15. “yymmdd”
  16. “dd Month yyyy”
  17. “dd mon yyyy”
  18. “yyyy-mm-dd”
  19. “yyyy/mm/dd”
  20. Long format (Example: WeekDay, Mon dd,
    yyyy
    )
  21. Short format (Example: m/d/yy)
string A date string following the rules of internal-date-format.
The following examples correspond to the above listed internal date formats.

  1. Jan 15 2006
  2. January 15 2006
  3. 01/15/06
  4. 01/15/2006
  5. 06.01.06
  6. 15/01/06
  7. 15.01.06
  8. 15-01-06
  9. 15 January 06
  10. 15 Jan 06
  11. January 15 06
  12. Jan 15 06
  13. 01-15-06
  14. 06/01/15
  15. 060115
  16. 15 January 2006
  17. 15 Jan 2006
  18. 2006-01-15
  19. 2006/01/15
  20. Sunday, January 15, 2006
  21. 1/8/06 (m/d/yy)

Notes

  • This function is case-sensitive. For example, using apr instead
    of Apr returns an error.
  • Using extra whitespace not included in the internal format
    strings returns an error.
  • Trailing characters after the date format has been satisfied
    are ignored. If you erroneously use a date string of 06/20/2006 with
    date format mm/dd/yy, the trailing 06 is ignored
    and the date is interpreted as June 20, 2020.
  • Long Format (Weekday, Mon dd, yyyy) is not verified for a
    day-of-week match to the given date.

    For example: For date string Sunday,
    March 13, 2007
    with date format Long Format, the input date string
    is parsed correctly for March 13, 2007, although March 13, 2007
    does not fall on Sunday.

  • This function interprets years in the range 1970 to 2037.
    If the function is invoked using a date string outside the year bounds, an
    error is returned.
  • When the yy format is used, this function interprets
    years in the range 1970 to 2029.

See Also

  • @DATEDIFF
  • @DATEPART
  • @DATEROLL
  • @FORMATDATE
  • @TODAY