DateToJulian

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Returns a numerical value corresponding to the Julian Date equivalent of the specified date.

The date is specified in the YYYMMdd format, where YYY is the number of years since 1900, MM is the month, and dd is the day of the month.

Julian Date indicates the number of days that have elapsed since January 1st, 1900, making it a useful function for performing calculations with dates.

Usage

DateToJulian(YYYMMdd)

Where:

YYYMMdd - a numerical expression, specifying the date in YYYMMdd format.

Notes

Examples

DateToJulian(1080101)

Will return a value of 39448, corresponding to the specified date of January 1st, 2008.

DateToJulian(990402)

Will return a value of 36252, corresponding to the specified date of April 2nd, 1999.