Converts an expression to the date data type.
|expression||Any expression. To be meaningful, it should yield a number that has meaning in the format YYYYMMDD.|
$date – $todate(19980923)
In the preceding arithmetic expression, 19980923 is treated as the date 23 September 1998 instead of the number 19,980,923. Assuming that $Date is 19981023, the expression evaluates to 30.