Format Enterprise Standard Date/Time String

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Format Enterprise Standard Date/Time String.


As a corporate standard, we stamp data with YYYY.MM.DD HH:MM and this can be accomplished with a single though complex CodeWright function call.

This function packages the CodeWright function call to easily implement the corporate standard. Anyplace the current date/time stamp is needed can be achieved by inserting the tlaStandard( "datetime" ) function call.


tlaDateTime( )

Input Parameters


Return Codes

Value Message
date/time string n/a


This function is used by every other command in the collection that needs the string representation of the current date and time.


Current version verified under:

  • Visual SlickEdit 8.0


Perform the following steps:

  • Select the Code button on this page.
  • When the second window opens, select all the text in the text box.
  • Issue Ctl-C (copy).
  • Create a file in Visual SlickEdit with type Slick-C and extension ".e".
  • Issue Ctl-V (paste).
  • Issue Ctl-S (save).
  • Select PFK-12 to compile the macros.


tlaSlick is a Visual Slick-C module that contains all of the Slick-C macros on this website in a single easy to install package. The tlaSlick module can be purchased by selecting the Buy button on this page.

tlaDateTime is included as a function in tlaSlick.

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