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Returns times or timestamps in text as field type time.




text - any text expression or text field containing a time

Data type returned 


Originated in 

FileMaker Pro 6.0 or earlier


Use with formulas involving the Time or Timestamp function; use the GetAsTime or the Time function to enter a time constant into a formula. The format of the supplied time must be the same as the time format on the system where the file was created.

Example 1 

GetAsTime ( "02:47:35" ) returns 2:47:35 when you select time as the calculation result. You can perform time calculations on this result.

Example 2 

GetAsTime ( "02:47:35" ) returns 1/1/0001 2:47:35 when you select timestamp as the calculation result.

Example 3 

Abs (GetAsTime ( "12:15 pm" ) - CheckOut ) returns 3:00:00 when the CheckOut time field contains 3:15 PM.

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