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Issue trying to use ctime

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Hey everyone, I am trying to convert two different date fields into unix time to do some mathematical operations. One of my timestamps doesn't want to convert for some reason. Here it is:
20110527162327.013

The time format is YYYYMMDDHHmmss.sss.

I pass it into convert like so:

convert timeformat="%Y%m%d%H%M%S.%q" mktime(AS_Start_Time) 

But it still outputs the exact same input time. Anyone have any ideas?

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I suppose it's a bug, but convert...mktime() is probably deprecated at this point in favor of eval...strptime():

eval AS_Start_Time=strptime(AS_Start_Time,"%Y%m%d%H%M%S.%q")

Builder

The documentation for version 4.2.1 does not show convert as deprecated. Just curious if you're going by best practices or is the function in fact deprecated and the documentation doesn't reflect that?

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