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EpochTimeToLocalDate(epoch)

Last updated June 21, 2002

author

Rob Brooks-Bilson

Version: 1 | Requires: CF5 | Library: DateLib

Description:
Converts a UNIX epoch time to a ColdFusion date object in local time. Epoch time is defined as the number of seconds elapsed since January 1 1970 00:00:00 GMT. This UDF takes the server's local timezone offset into account when converting from epoch to local time.

Return Values:
Returns a date object.

Example:

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

Parameters:

Name Description Required
epoch Epoch time, in seconds. Yes

Full UDF Source:

/**
 * Converts Epoch time to a ColdFusion date object in local time.
 * 
 * @param epoch 	 Epoch time, in seconds. (Required)
 * @return Returns a date object. 
 * @author Rob Brooks-Bilson (rbils@amkor.com) 
 * @version 1, June 21, 2002 
 */
function EpochTimeToLocalDate(epoch) {
  return DateAdd("s",epoch,DateConvert("utc2Local", "January 1 1970 00:00"));
}
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