FT Conversion

 FT_BYT2BIT()     Convert byte to string of 1's and 0's
 FT_BYT2HEX()     Convert byte to hexadecimal version of its binary value
 FT_D2E()         Convert decimal to scientific notation
 FT_DEC2BIN()     Convert decimal to binary
 FT_E2D()         Convert scientific notation string to a decimal
 FT_ESCCODE()     Convert Lotus style escape codes
 FT_HEX2DEC()     Convert a hex number to decimal
 FT_INVCLR()      Get the inverse of a color
 FT_NTOW()        Translate numeric value to words
 FT_SQZN()        Compress a numeric value into a character string
 FT_STOD()        Convert a date string to a Clipper date data type
 FT_UNSQZN()      Uncompress a numeric compressed by FT_SQZN()
 FT_XTOY()        Convert from any data type to any other data type

FT_STOD

FT_STOD()
 Convert a date string to a Clipper date data type

 Syntax

      FT_STOD( <cDateStr> ) -> dDateType

 Arguments

     <cDateStr> is a Clipper string in the format "CCYYMMDD".

 Returns

     A Clipper date type.

 Description

     This function allows the programmer to hard code a date into the
     program without knowing what the current date type is.  This
     function is the converse of the Clipper DTOS() function.

 Examples

     LOCAL dMyDate
     dMyDate := FT_STOD( "19901127" )

 Source: STOD.C

 Author: Clayton Neff