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Creates a datetime from the given value.


value as any,
optional culture as text
) as datetime


Returns a datetime value from the given value. An optional culture may also be provided (for example, "en-US").If the given value is null, DateTime.From returns null. If the given value is datetime, value is returned. Values of the following types can be converted to a datetime value:

  • text: A datetime value from textual representation. Refer to DateTime.FromText for details.
  • date: A datetime with value as the date component and 12:00:00 AM as the time component.
  • datetimezone: The local datetime equivalent of value.
  • time: A datetime with the date equivalent of the OLE Automation Date of 0 as the date component and value as the time component.
  • number: A datetime equivalent of the OLE Automation Date expressed by value.
If value is of any other type, an error is returned.


Example #1

Convert <code>#time(06, 45, 12)</code> to a <code>datetime</code> value.

DateTime.From(#time(06, 45, 12))


#datetime(1899, 12, 30, 06, 45, 12)

Example #2

Convert <code>#date(1975, 4, 4)</code> to a <code>datetime</code> value.

DateTime.From(#date(1975, 4, 4))


#datetime(1975, 4, 4, 0, 0, 0)