date format 'yymmdd' problem

I have a date format of yymmdd, when I WriteIn my yymmdd into my output file, it is suppose to be 040324. Why does it only appears 40324?

I'm using myDate.Text := FormatDateTime('yymmdd', Date);
StrToInt(myDate.Text);

How can I make it to appear as 040324?
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cybermilkyAsked:
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mokuleConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Hi
where it appears 40324 in myDate.Text ??
or after convertion StrToInt. When You converted string to integer You.ve got integer 40324.
You can convert such an integer two 6 digit string by
Edit1.Text := FormatDateTime('yymmdd',Now);
Edit2.Text := Format('%6.6d',[StrToInt(FormatDateTime('yymmdd',Now))]);
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esoftbgCommented:
because as string is '040324'
but as Integer is   40324
emil
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JDuncanCommented:
You can write string type using writln as well as int so you do not need to do the strtoint conversion
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cybermilkyAuthor Commented:
Hi mokule,

It works!!!
It's like this... i have a TEdit to get the 040324 in my variable 'myDate'. Then,
SendDate := StrToInt(myDate.Text);
Writeln(F,Format('%-8.6d',[SendDate{strtoint(myDate.Text)}]));

What does %8.6d stands for?
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mokuleCommented:
function Format converts data contained in [] to a string.
Here we converts only an integer SendDate.
%-8.6d is a format string informing how to convert
d - decimal convertion
8 - width - string will have 8 characters
6 - precision - string must have 6 digits (the resulting string is left-padded with zeros)
-  - left justification
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esoftbgCommented:
I think it is very strange to make double conversion:
1. SendDate := StrToInt(myDate.Text);
2. Writeln(F,Format('%-8.6d',[SendDate]));
Isn't it more easy by one step:
Writeln(F, myDate.Text);
because myDate.Text is in right format (for example '040324')

emil
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mokuleCommented:
You're absolutly right esoftbg.
As for me I presume that cybermilky has some reason to convert it to integer first.
Doing something between this convertions or I don't know what.
Mind that he don't use any separators in date format like he want to be an integer.
cybermilky must judge whether there is any sensible reason to convert it to integer.
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