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Time Formats

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This table lists the possible formats for expressing time values.
FormatDescriptionExamplesSupported by
h:min:s.fh = hours
min = minutes
s = seconds
f = fraction of a second
"03:45:10""  = 3 hours, 45 minutes, 10 seconds
"10:35"  = 10 minutes, 35 seconds
"10.5"  = 10 and one-half seconds
"1:00.375"  = 1 minute, 0.375 seconds
begin, clipBegin, clipEnd, dur, end, repeatDur, syncTolerance
number [h | min | s | ms]h = hours
min = minutes
s = seconds (default)
ms = milliseconds
"3h" = 3 hours
"20min"  = 20 minutes
"3.5s"  or  "3.5"  = 3 and one-half seconds
"25ms"  = 25 milliseconds
begin, dur, end, repeatDur, syncTolerance
wallclock(" YYYY-MM-DDThh:mm:ss.sTZD ")Complete date plus hours, minutes, seconds, and a decimal fraction of a second.
Note  Values are case-sensitive.
YYYY = 4-digit year
MM = 2-digit month
DD = 2-digit day
T  = literal "T" denotes the start of the time portion
hh = hour
mm = minutes
ss = seconds
s = fraction of a second
TZD = time zone
"1997-07-16T19:20:30.45+01:00"
"1997-07-16" = July 16, 1997
"T" = separator between date and time
"19:20:30.45" = 7:20 P.M., and 30.45 seconds
"+01:00" = Coordinated universal time (UTC) plus one hour
begin, end

Note that signed clock values (+ or -) are also legal. All clock values are assumed to be positive (+) by default.

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