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[HR] SuccessFactors – Create JavaScript Date-Object from DateTimeOffset

The SuccessFactors oData v2 API is returning timestamps in Unix Epoch format (unix-style milliseconds since 1/1/1970).

Many timestamp fields are of type Edm.Int64. When receiving the millisenconds as Integer you can directly create a date-object of it using Date(1658237847).

But some timestamps are of type Edm.DateTimeOffset, i.e.: "createdDate": "/Date(1652252620000+0000)/".
When binding a timestamp property with an ODataModel, the internal lib datajs will convert the /Date(...)/ value to a standard JS date-object.

But in my case I manually had to convert the timestamp and this is the shortest way I found to convert the epoch string into a JS date-object.

// SF epoch date string
const SFdateString = '/Date(1652252620000+0000)/' 

// remove the '/' on both sides and create the date object
const oDate = eval('new ' + SFdateString .slice(1, -1))

console.log(typeof oDate )
console.log(oDate )

const oDateTimeFormat = sap.ui.core.format.DateFormat.getDateTimeInstance({
          pattern: "YYYY-MM-dd HH:mm"
})
return oDateTimeFormat.format(oDate)


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