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SQLite - Convert Unix Time (Epoch or POSIX Time) to DateTime

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Working on "Rename My TV Series" I ran into a small issue; the TVDB API (v2) gave back a Unix Epoch formatted DateTime (also known as Unix Time or POSIX time), yet I wanted to store a DateTime in my SQLite database.

Finally found the trick:

datetime(UnixTime, 'unixepoch', 'localtime')

Here "UnixTime" is the actual Unix time number (Int64), so in a full query it would look like this:

INSERT INTO "tvshows" ("tvdbid","lastupdated") VALUES ("123", datetime(1531412877, 'unixepoch', 'localtime') );

Hope it's useful for someone 


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