DateTime.From(value as any, optional culture as nullable text) as nullable datetime


Returns a datetime value from the given value. An optional culture may also be provided (for example, "en-US"). If the given value is null, DateTime.From returns null. If the given value is datetime, value is returned. Values of the following types can be converted to a datetime value:

  • text: A datetime value from textual representation. See DateTime.FromText for details.
  • date: A datetime with value as the date component and 12:00:00 AM as the time component.
  • datetimezone: The local datetime equivalent of value.
  • time: A datetime with the date equivalent of the OLE Automation Date of 0 as the date component and value as the time component.
  • number: A datetime equivalent the OLE Automation Date expressed by value.
If value is of any other type, an error is returned.

Example 1

Convert #time(06, 45, 12) to a datetime value.

DateTime.From(#time(06, 45, 12))

#datetime(1899, 12, 30, 06, 45, 12)

Example 2

Convert #date(1975, 4, 4) to a datetime value.

DateTime.From(#date(1975, 4, 4))

#datetime(1975, 4, 4, 0, 0, 0)