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EpochTimeToDate(epoch)

Last updated June 21, 2002

author

Chris Mellon

Version: 1 | Requires: CF5 | Library: DateLib

Description:
Converts a UNIX epoch time to a ColdFusion date object. Epoch time is defined as the number of seconds elapsed since January 1 1970 00:00:00 GMT. This UDF does not take the server's local timezone offset into account when converting from epoch to local time. For that, see EpochTimeToLocalDate().

Return Values:
Returns a date object.

Example:

<cfoutput>
1021385053: #EpochTimeToDate(1021385053)#<br>
0: #EpochTimeToDate(0)#<br>
</cfoutput>

Parameters:

Name Description Required
epoch Epoch time, in seconds. Yes

Full UDF Source:

/**
 * Converts a UNIX epoch time to a ColdFusion date object.
 * 
 * @param epoch 	 Epoch time, in seconds. (Required)
 * @return Returns a date object. 
 * @author Chris Mellon (mellon@mnr.org) 
 * @version 1, June 21, 2002 
 */
function EpochTimeToDate(epoch) {
    return DateAdd("s", epoch, "January 1 1970 00:00:00");
}
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