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Coverting ODBC DateTime back to coldfusion DateTime

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Hey!

I'm trying to convert a ODBC date time object back to coldfusion date time in order to see if two variables are equal. What is the function to do this?

Cheers Brad
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by:danrosenthal
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try parsedatetime()
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by:bradderick
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I've tried that and it doesn't seem to work....

what I've got is a ODBC datetime variable alreadyinserted.begindate and a coldfusion date time variable Begindate. Here's the context I;m using it in.....it doesn't generate an error, just doesn't work

<CFSET BeginDate = Now()>  

<CFSELECT NAME="BeginDate" REQUIRED="YES" MESSAGE="You must select a valid begin date">
          <CFLOOP FROM="1" TO="30" INDEX="i">
            <CFOUTPUT>
              <OPTION VALUE="#BeginDate#"<CFIF parsedatetime(AlreadyInserted.BeginDate) EQ BeginDate>SELECTED</CFIF>>#LSDateFormat(BeginDate,"DDD DD MMM YY")#</OPTION>
              <CFSET BeginDate = DateAdd('D', 1, BeginDate)>
            </CFOUTPUT>
          </CFLOOP>
        </CFSELECT>
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by:bradderick
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I'm trying to see if any of the values in the drop down list are the same as the date in the database and if so select it.

I've put in test data for a case where an item should be selected, however it doesn't, leading me to conclude that a ODBC date time cannot EQ a coldfusion date time
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try this out and let me know

<CFSET BeginDate = Now()>  

<CFSELECT NAME="BeginDate" REQUIRED="YES" MESSAGE="You must select a valid begin date">
         <CFLOOP FROM="1" TO="30" INDEX="i">
           <CFOUTPUT>
              <OPTION VALUE="#BeginDate#"<CFIF DateFormat(AlreadyInserted.BeginDate,'dd/mm/yyyy') EQ DateFormat(BeginDate,'dd/mm/yyyy')>SELECTED</CFIF>>#LSDateFormat(BeginDate,"DDD DD MMM YY")#</OPTION>
             <CFSET BeginDate = DateAdd('D', 1, BeginDate)>
           </CFOUTPUT>
          </CFLOOP>
       </CFSELECT>

Regards
Hart
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by:anandkp
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use DateFormat()

like :

#dateCompare(dateFormat(ODBCDAte,'dd,mm,yyyy'), dateformat(cfdate,'dd,mm,yyyy')#

HTH

let me know

K'Rgds
Anand
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by:anandkp
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oops hart - sorry hadnt refreshed my page ...  !
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Thanks Hart and LOL @ Anand :)
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:-)

Regards
Hart
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:)
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