Operating System Time Function

It is also possible to use the operating system time (os.time) function, with formatting characters, to extract say the current hour and minutes.

Note 1: Presently, date fields that have been completed by hand, return a date string, in the format yyyymmdd. Prepopulated date elements return a number of seconds date representation.

Note 2: Values are written to date elements in the format dd/mm/yyyy, but when read in script, a date element returns its value in the format yyyymmdd.

The following is a table of the formatting characters that can be used with the os.time() function.


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