# Time stamp

A time stamp, first introduced to LabVIEW in version 7.0, is a data type for storing absolute time with high precision. It is a time-zone-independent number of seconds that have elapsed since 12:00 a.m., Friday, January 1, 1904, Universal Time. In memory, LabVIEW stores a time stamp as a cluster of four integers, where the first two integers (64 bits) represent the time-zone-independent number of complete seconds that have elapsed since 12:00 a.m., Friday, January 1, 1904, Universal Time. The next two integers (64 bits) represent the fractions of seconds.