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IMHO this depends also of the format the date is stored in the database It might be a smartdate that only is presented as SDATE/DDtrMYYYY. And the solutions depend on the language. In my language is the 5th month 'MEI'.
Last remark: he was asking for
to convert a date from DMYY format to DD-MMM-YYYY
The example was the other way around.
prod: WF 7.6.10 platform Windows, databases: msSQL2000, msSQL2005, RMS, Oracle, Sybase,IE7 test: WF 7.6.10 on the same platform and databases,IE7
Posts: 2387 | Location: Amsterdam, the Netherlands | Registered: December 03, 2006
Thanks for your help. you have moved me closer to do what I need to. Unfortunately, I realized after reading your responses that I forgot a major part of the question.
I need to compare the date (which is extracted from a alphanumeric string) with a date taken from a datetime stamp in oracle.
I extract the date from the datetime using DMYY_DATE/DMYY = HDATE(IN_DATETIME, DMY_DATE);
But if I compare DMYY=DATE with Tom's DATE4 it always fails the compare (even when they are the same). I'm doing the compare in a define MATCHED/A3 = IF DATE4 EQ DMYY_DATE THEN 'YES' ELSE 'NO'; but it always returns NO
What I need (or at least what I think I need) is to get the string '03032007' to be a smart date, but DATECVT complains about wrong format of argument 1 and CHGDAT returns nothing (an empty string I presume).
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