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Lesson 28. Date Conversions > Retrieving the Current Date

Retrieving the Current Date

Director can display the current date in several formats. For example, it can display the date in several types of string format. You can easily examine these formats in the Message window.

Note

When a value is in string format, it is stored as a series of characters—that is, letters, digits and punctuation all are stored as characters. Although string format works fine for visual presentations, the format does not lend itself to math or other internal calculations that expect values to be stored in a numeric format. Later in this lesson, you will learn how to convert string values to numeric formats.



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