Convert an offset in seconds to Datetime in Apex
We often come across a challenge where we want to calculate a future (or a past) Date from the current Date based on an offset that are in seconds.
For e.g., in an OAuth flow once we receive an
access_token from an
authorization_code grant type, we also get an expiry time in seconds - this is basically the offset/duration after which the
access_token will expire. When the
access_token expires, the OAuth flow gives an option to refresh the token using
Therefore we need to know when the
access_token will expire - not in seconds but the Datetime relative to the Datetime when the
access_token was generated.
It isn't a very complex calculation but a bit complex for formula field. Here is a sample apex code to calculate the future Datetime offset from current Datetime:
Apex code to convert seconds to Datetime
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