Time - Date String Format (ISO 8601)

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1 - About

The ISO 8601 is a date string format specification.

Data elements and interchange formats – Information interchange – Representation of dates and times is an international standard covering the exchange of date and time-related data.

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3 - Syntax

YYYY-MM-DDThh:mm:ss[.mmm]

YYYYMMDD[ hh:mm:ss[.mmm]]

where:

  • the brackets indicate that the fraction of second component is optional.
  • The time component is specified in the 24-hour format.
  • The T is a literal character separating the date and the time

4 - Example

2013-03-04

2004-05-23T14:25:10

2004-05-23T14:25:10.487

5 - Documentation / Interference