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Greetings,

I have seen ways to convert a date from DMYY format to DD-MMM-YYYY (where MMM is the Month name abbreviation) but can't work out how to go back the other way.

For example I want to change 03-MAR-2007 to be 03032007.

Thanks in adavance

Stuart


WebFOCUS 8.2.03 (8.2.06 in testing)
 
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03-MAR-2007


DATE1/A3 = EDIT(IN_DATE,'$$$999');
DATE2/A2 = DECODE DATE1(
'JAN' '01'
'FEB' '02'
'MAR' '03'
'APR' '04'
'MAY' '05'
'JUN' '06'
'JUL' '07'
'AUG' '08'
'SEP' '09'
'OCT' '10'
'NOV' '11'
'DEC' '12');
DATE3/A8 = EDIT(DATE_IN,'99') | DATE2 | EDIT(DATE_IN,'$$$$$$$9999');
DATE4/I8 = EDIT(DATE3);

Tom


Tom Flynn
WebFOCUS 8.1.05 - PROD/QA
DB2 - AS400 - Mainframe
 
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Or:
  
-SET &TDATE='18-MAR-2007';
-SET &UDATE = EDIT(&TDATE,'99$ 999$ 9999');
DEFINE FILE Fn
NDATE/D|M|YY = '&UDATE';
-* OPTIONALLY
MDATE/A8DMYY=NDATE;
PDATE/A8=MDATE;
END


Alan.
WF 7.705/8.007
 
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Guru's

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
quote:
to convert a date from DMYY format to DD-MMM-YYYY

The example was the other way around.




Frank

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databases: msSQL2000, msSQL2005, RMS, Oracle, Sybase,IE7
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Frank

The question was:
quote:

For example I want to change 03-MAR-2007 to be 03032007.

not as you quoted in your reply, in fact he said
quote:

I have seen ways to convert a date from DMYY format to DD-MMM-YYYY

Tom and I each gave an answer based solely on the question that was asked, not on a generic international date conversion routines.

These answers only give a flavour of what can be achieved, and how. In that respect our answers are good until the questioner says differently.


Alan.
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Alan and Tom,

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).

Thanks

Stuart


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DATE1/A3 = EDIT(IN_DATE,'$$$999');
DATE2/A2 = DECODE DATE1(
'JAN' '01'
'FEB' '02'
'MAR' '03'
'APR' '04'
'MAY' '05'
'JUN' '06'
'JUL' '07'
'AUG' '08'
'SEP' '09'
'OCT' '10'
'NOV' '11'
'DEC' '12');
DATE3/A8 = EDIT(DATE_IN,'99') | DATE2 | EDIT(DATE_IN,'$$$$$$$9999');
DATE4/I8 = EDIT(DATE3);


Stuart,

For mine, CHG:

DATE4/I8 = EDIT(DATE3);
to
DATE4/I8DMYY = EDIT(DATE3);

Then ADD:

DATE5/DMYY = DATE4;

For Alan's, which is much more efficient code, ADD:

XDATE/I8DMYY = EDIT(MDATE);
YDATE/DMYY = XDATE;


quote:
MATCHED/A3 = IF DATE4 EQ DMYY_DATE THEN 'YES' ELSE 'NO';


MATCHED/A3 = IF DATE5 or YDATE from Alan EQ DMYY_DATE THEN 'YES' ELSE 'NO';

Tom

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Tom Flynn
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take a look here

http://forums.informationbuilders.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/...951026891#6951026891

or you should buy the book...




Frank

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

 
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Hey Stuart,

Obviously, you are new to the site, and, possibly WebFOCUS? 2 whole posts and you get a cantankerous individual who obviously LOVES WebFOCUS!!!

Most of us on the site enjoy the professional mentoring side, especially when utilizing a new tool; others just can't get away from their anal retentive side. Some are still waiting for the Moon over Parador to rise, or, their Lotto numbers to come in...

Don't take it personally,; there are some great mentors here and, the site itself, is a plethora of information.

There are many ways to climb the WebFOCUS mountain, so, Keep the questions coming...

Tom

Edit: Spellcheck!!!

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Tom Flynn
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Tom,

Many thanks, yes you are correct I'm new to both the forums and webfocus. I'm still having teething problems with the multitude of date formats and converting between them.

I've been lurking a few weeks on the forums and agree with you that most people on the site are more than helpful. I'm fairly thick skinned and won't let a few RTFM posts stop me from posting.

Many thanks for you help Tom and Alan. This forums is an excellent resource for the newbie webfocus user.

And Frank, when I get the FM I will RTFM, once it arrives, but AusPost ain't the fastest when it comes to shipping from the US.

Stuart


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Stuart

My remark on the books was not meant as a push to RTFM, but more as a suggestion on a good piece of info.

This FP site is also for me a great help and sometimes better than any book.

Frank




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