I am trying to develop a VB program to interface with a database from a third-party imaging product. The database is SQL Server and the product stores dates as 8-byte binary values (it does not use the SQL Server date format). I’ve spoken with their technical support and they tell me that the dates are in the “standard” NT system date format; however, I cannot find anything on Microsoft’s Web site that documents this format. Examples of what I am looking at are as follows:
I suspect that what the info is stored in is a FILETIME structure. If so, the following should work for you. The number you gave translated to 1/27/1998.
Private Type FILETIME dwLowDateTime As Long dwHighDateTime As LongEnd TypePrivate Type SYSTEMTIME wYear As Integer wMonth As Integer wDayOfWeek As Integer wDay As Integer wHour As Integer wMinute As Integer wSecond As Integer wMilliseconds As IntegerEnd TypePrivate Declare Function FileTimeToSystemTime _ Lib "kernel32" _ (lpFileTime As FILETIME, _ lpSystemTime As SYSTEMTIME) As Long Private Sub Command1_Click() Dim plngRtn As Long Dim ptypSystemTime As SYSTEMTIME Dim ptypFileTime As FILETIME ptypFileTime.dwLowDateTime = &H829D4000 ptypFileTime.dwHighDateTime = &H1BD2AB6 plngRtn = FileTimeToSystemTime(ptypFileTime, _ ptypSystemTime) Debug.Print ptypSystemTime.wMonth & "/" & _ ptypSystemTime.wDay & "/" & _ ptypSystemTime.wYear & " " & _ ptypSystemTime.wHour & ":" & _ ptypSystemTime.wMinute & ":" & _ ptypSystemTime.wSecond & ":" & _ ptypSystemTime.wMillisecondsEnd Sub