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Y2K conversions using mainframe dates

Posted on 1998-08-18
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Looking for information on converting dates in a large project to accomodate main frame dates. Where the dates are based on the following. If year is greater than 1949 then the year is 20** else they are 19**. I realize that vb5 uses 1929 as the cut off for year 1900 (I think) when looking at 6 digit dates. What I am looking for is information on making conversions for dates. Y2K stuff for Visual basic.

Regards Steve
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by:mcix
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There is a question about this, sort of:

Look at

http://www.experts-exchange.com/comp/databases/access/Q.10073665
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bjbenoit earned 50 total points
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you need to write your own "sliding window" algorithim...

function y2k(sdate as date) as string
dim iyear as string
iyear = left(sdate,1,2)
if iyear > 49 then
y2k = "20"&iyear
else
y2k = "19"&iyear
endif

.of course because I am using string this code is probably not 100% y2k compliant but it should give you a good starting point (add code to check that it is a real date, etc.)
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by:stevesm
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Thanks for the info, I have yet to implement the code but I'll award you the points.

Steve
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