basic.date Function/BASIC Program

basic.date

Command basic.date Function/BASIC Program
Applicable release versions: AP, R83
Category BASIC Program (486)
Description returns the current system date in internal format, as an integer number representing the number of days which have elapsed since December 31, 1967 (day 0 on the Pick calendar).

The parentheses following the function are required, and must not contain arguments. Without the parentheses, "date" is assumed to be a variable.
Syntax
Options
Example
number.days = date() - invoice.date

This calculates the number of days elapsed between the value of invoice.date 
and the current system date.

weeks.old = (date() - invoice.date) / 7

This calculates the number of weeks old.
Purpose
Related basic.functions
pc.d