convertTimeToEpoch (time)
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convertTimeToEpoch Task Purpose

The convertTimeToEpoch task converts a date/timestamp to Epoch Time, which is the number of seconds that have elapsed since January 1, 1970 (midnight UTC/GMT).

Potential Use Case

Use this task reference if a workflow is designed to provide an input timestamp to a downstream interface or system that requires the Epoch Time format.

Properties

Input and output properties are shown below.

Incoming Type Description
inputTime Object Required. The date/timestamp to convert.
EpochFormat Enum Required. Represents the Epoch format in which the inputTime is converted. Allowed values are "Seconds" or "Milliseconds".


Outgoing Type Description
epochTime Number The converted date/timestamp value since January 1, 1970 (midnight UTC/GMT). Reformatted into "Seconds" or "Milliseconds" (as designated by the EpochFormat property).

Example 1

In this IAP example:

  • The inputTime variable is provided by the output of getTime, a reference task located elsewhere in the workflow. The reference variable provided by the getTime task is time.

  • The EpochFormat property variable is set to Seconds.

  • For this example, the epochTime value produced upon output will be the value of the inputTime in the format of seconds since January 1, 1970.

    convertTimeToEpoch-ex01

Example 2

In this IAP example:

  • The inputTime variable is provided by the output of getTime, a reference task located elsewhere in the workflow. The reference variable provided by the getTime task is time.

  • The EpochFormat property variable is set to Milliseconds.

  • For this example, the epochTime value produced upon output will be the value of the inputTime in the format of milliseconds since January 1, 1970.

    convertTimeToEpoch-ex02


Manual Reference Variable Entry (inputTime)

To enter the inputTime object manually, use the format below for Year-Month-Date-Time ("yyyy-MM-dd 'T' HH:mm:ss.SSSZ").

{"time": "2021-02-26T15:00:00.000Z"}

This format shows as:

2021-02-25 03:00.00

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