Date and Time Variables

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Starting with OpenACS 5.0 and the introduction of acs-lang, we recommend retrieving date/time information from the database in ANSI format and then using lc_time_fmt to format it for display.

Example 12.1. Getting datetime from the database ANSI-style

db_multirow -extend { mydate_pretty } {
    select to_char(mydate, 'YYYY-MM-DD HH24:MI:SS') as mydate_ansi,
} {
    set mydate_ansi [lc_time_system_to_conn $mydate_ansi]
    set mydate_pretty [lc_time_fmt $mydate_ansi "%x %X"]