check if an item is a date
b.xavier at internet.lu
Thu Mar 17 09:25:44 CST 2005
part of the solution is
return (it is not a number and it is a date)
-- it is more likely a date
however this wont work for dates like
put 01012005 is a date
So a coerced or forced check on date type would be necessary...
Any ideas? I dont trust the convert function anymore either...
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> Hi everyone,
> Although I discovered this bug using MetaCard, it wasn't
> surprising that it didn't work either in Rev...
> After the date sorting and conversion problems, this comes as
> the cherry on the cake...
> I got this nice table "title" field which automatically sorts
> the columns below.
> I've been improving it consistently do a better job each time
> I reuse it.
> So now, it detects automatically if it should sort up or
> down, numbers or dates, etc...
> No matter that I get weird data gathering item 3 of it... yet
> ANOTHER bug!
> But surprise!
> put (2485694 is a date)
> It gets worse... 1 is also a date!
> So either the << is a date>> function is useless as a date
> checker and we all must roll our own AGAIN or there is a bug
> (or dare i add sarcastically "all of the above")...
> Is there something I missed? Can you enforce dateformat
> checking like you would in C via type casting?
> The documentation was useless... Another bugzilla would delay
> further the other bugzillas which are blocking the release of
> 3 softwares since months...
> Any ideas other than writing YetAnotherBugDetour function?
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