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Free code for translating WMI date & time !

Free code for translating WMI date & time !

Free code for translating WMI date & time !

When retrieving a date and time field from WMI, you will notice that it returns a alphanumeric string that isn't very readable...here's an example of the returned value for "created date" on a file:


To easily translate this string into a readable date format, put the following function into your scripting code (VB, VBS or VBA):

Function GetWBEMDateTime(v As Variant) As Date
    Dim dt As Date
    Dim tm As Date
    Dim str As String
    str = CStr(v)
    dt = DateSerial(Left(str, 4), Mid(str, 5, 2), Mid(str, 7, 2))
    tm = TimeSerial(Mid(str, 9, 2), Mid(str, 11, 2), Mid(str, 13, 2))
    GetWBEMDateTime = tm + dt

End Function

Then, simply pass your "creation date" to this function and the formatted date will return.  In the above example, this will return:

3/7/2001 4:14:00 AM

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