SAP ABAP Data Element TIMESTAMP (UTC Time Stamp in Short Form (YYYYMMDDhhmmss))
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Basic Data
Data Element TIMESTAMP
Short Description UTC Time Stamp in Short Form (YYYYMMDDhhmmss)  
Data Type
Category of Dictionary Type D   Domain
Type of Object Referenced     No Information
Domain / Name of Reference Type TZNTSTMPS    
Data Type DEC   Counter or amount field with comma and sign 
Length 15    
Decimal Places 0    
Output Length 19    
Value Table      
Further Characteristics
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No Input History    
Basic direction is set to LTR    
No BIDI Filtering    
Field Label
  Length  Field Label  
Short 10 Time Stamp 
Medium 15 Time Stamp 
Long 20 Time Stamp 
Heading 19 Time Stamp 


The UTC timestamp is the date and time relative to the UTC (Universal coordinated time).

To normalize local times in a UTC time stamp and make them comparable, they must be converted using their time zone and the ABAP command convert.

Although the time zone for the conversion can be fetched from customizing or master data, you should save it redundantly.

The internal structure of the UTC time stamp is logically divided into a date and time part in packed number format <YYYYMMDDhhmmss>. There is also a high resolution UTC time stamp (10^-7 seconds).

Last changed by/on SAP  20010130 
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