is a date

Yves COPPE yvescoppe at mac.com
Sun Oct 15 16:00:05 EDT 2017


Hi,

Does such a text « 99/99/00 »  exist ?
You can also always say that it is possible that « 15/10/17 » is not a date in a certain context 

Now seriously if the function returns a valid date, you can test afterwards the result to see if it can be something else than a date.
Now i’m not enough expert in regEx to search something more secure than the function I gave previously.
Sorry.

Greetings.

Yves COPPE
yvescoppe at mac.com

> Le 15 oct. 2017 à 20:57, Mark Wieder via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> a écrit :
> 
> On 10/15/2017 11:44 AM, J. Landman Gay via use-livecode wrote:
>> On 10/15/17 5:10 AM, Yves COPPE via use-livecode wrote:
>>> I hope this works for any date format
>> ...
>>> 
>>> if matchtext(textToSearch,"(\d{1,2})/(\d{1,2})/(\d{2,4})",theDay,TheMonth,TheYear) is true then
>> Yes, it seems to work with any numeric date now.
> 
> It *does* think 99/99/00 is a date, though.
> 
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> Mark Wieder
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