# how to convert date to milliseconds (Binance format)

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endystrike on 30 Nov 2021
Answered: Steven Lord on 1 Dec 2021
I got this function some time ago to convert datetime from Binance format into Matlab format, but now I need to do viceversa too, so to convert a certain datetime into Binance milliseconds format.
function [out_date] = date_from_binance_to_dt(raw_date)
out_date = string(datestr(datevec(raw_date/60/60/24/1000) + [1970 0 0 0 0 0]));
end
Thank you!
endystrike on 30 Nov 2021
I've found a solution:
function [binance_dateFMT] = date_from_dt_to_BinanceFMT(date_DT) %input: Matlab datetime format
binance_dateFMT = floor((datenum(date_DT)-datenum('1970', 'yyyy'))*60*60*24*1000);
end

Steven Lord on 1 Dec 2021
So your input is a number of milliseconds since January 1st, 1970?
msSince1970 = 1234567;
start = datetime(1970, 01, 01);
T1 = datetime(msSince1970,'ConvertFrom', ...
'epochtime', 'Epoch', start, 'TicksPerSecond', 1000)
T1 = datetime
01-Jan-1970 00:20:34
% or
T2 = start + seconds(msSince1970/1000)
T2 = datetime
01-Jan-1970 00:20:34
check = T1==T2
check = logical
1
To go backwards, creating msSince1970 from T1:
ms = 1000*seconds(T1-start)
ms = 1234567

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