Use this routine to get the UNC time (GMT) from the Time and Frequency Division of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

perform "_mhgetnisttime"


The result is formatted as: d/m/yyyy h:mm:ss. (eg: 7/1/2002 4:07:09).

This value will be acurate regardless of the client computer's clock or any other network clock.


This function is available for all Windows and Unix platforms supported by Uniface.

The official web site of NIST is:

This service should not be used to measure frequency or time interval.

Alternative Signature Definition (Uniface 7.2/8.2):

int getnisttime(unsigned char *nisttimestr)
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