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So I've run into a slight problem. I'm importing data from a transmitter and from a computer that logged test information. The first section of the JMP log output is information pertaining to the first row in the transmitter data. It prints the date, the date+time in raw seconds, the date+time in date format, the raw seconds column, and the time difference between the date+time and the raw seconds column. Aside from the time difference between the Date+Time and the Raw Seconds columns everything is ok and I have a function which corrects that difference.
"Date and Time 3443759146"
"Date and Time 15Feb2013:07:45:46"
"Raw Seconds 3443780746"
"Time Diff variable: -21600"
Now we get to the problem. The following output is from the log data. Again I had it print the date, date+time in raw seconds, and the date+time in date format. The problem as you can see is the date being imported shows Feb 15th 2013 which is correct but the raw seconds from adding the date and time is equal to Feb 15th 2009. How does this happen? And, do you guys have any idea of how to fix it? The log data and the transmitter data do not necessarily start at the same time (there is usually anywhere between a 5 min difference to an hour difference).
Yep that must be it. I was using some excel files someone had made out of the extension-less log files. I went back, found the original files, and converted them to *.txt and the 4 year gap is now gone. Thank you very much for getting me on the right track.