DateParse Function

The DateParse function returns the date/time with the option of displaying in UTC format. A good use case is to use DateParse to convert the time to UTC format. Not to be confused with the DatePart function.



1 = Date string to evaluate (can be a variable). Valid values include ‘MM/dd/yyyy’ or ‘YYYY-MM-DD’
2 = True or False value where a true value returns the value in UTC format




var @date, @result
set @date = Now()
set @result = DateParse(@date,1)

Output: %%=v(@result)=%%



Output: 2/15/2021 6:20:21 AM


Using the DateParse function, the AMPscript above is taking today’s date and time and returning the date/time value to UTC format. This can be used in conjunction with the DateAdd function or the DateDiff function.

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