How to create datetime object from DbiDate (win32.odbc)?

Robert Brewer fumanchu at
Thu Mar 17 19:17:00 CET 2005

Frank Millman wrote:
> I am using odbc from win32 extensions to connect to MS SQL Server. I
> use mx.DateTime to handle dates. When I select a datetime column from
> the database, odbc returns something called a DbiDate object. I cannot
> find out any information on this type, but mx can convert it to a
> mx.DateTime object using DateTimeFrom(), which is really all that I
> need.
> I am looking into changing from mx.DateTime to using the builtin
> datetime type, but I cannot figure out how to convert a DbiDate object
> to a datetime object.
> First prize would be to have a datetime constructor that takes a
> DbiDate object as input, in the same way that mx does, but this does
> not seem to exist.



I gave up on dbiDates completely, however, (since their range is so
limited) and use strings instead.

Robert Brewer
Amor Ministries
fumanchu at

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