Solved

Date type field

Posted on 2004-08-25
6
171 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-23
I am currently reading a .txt file in a data stream.  One of the fields is a date field.  In the file the date looks like

0504

This would indicate May of 2004.  How should I format this field in my Dimension statement?  How would I end of with a value of 05/??/2004.

Thanks
Kenny
0
Comment
Question by:kwh3856
  • 4
  • 2
6 Comments
 
LVL 18

Expert Comment

by:DotNetLover_Baan
ID: 11895090
Keep it string type. Then use string methods to make it.. say first day of that month.
0
 

Author Comment

by:kwh3856
ID: 11895113
Once I have converted it to a string and parse it out to how I need it, how do I then save it back out as a date string or is there any conversion that needs to be done?

Thanks
Kenny
0
 
LVL 18

Expert Comment

by:DotNetLover_Baan
ID: 11895124
Dim DateString As String
DateString = "... get the data in it (0504)
'Format the string
DateString = DateString.SubString(0,2) & "/01/20" & DateString.SubString(2)
-Baan
0
Does Powershell have you tied up in knots?

Managing Active Directory does not always have to be complicated.  If you are spending more time trying instead of doing, then it's time to look at something else. For nearly 20 years, AD admins around the world have used one tool for day-to-day AD management: Hyena. Discover why

 
LVL 18

Accepted Solution

by:
DotNetLover_Baan earned 500 total points
ID: 11895137
Now the DateString is in the format "05/01/2004".. now you can parse it to Date type...
0
 

Author Comment

by:kwh3856
ID: 11895185
Thanks
0
 
LVL 18

Expert Comment

by:DotNetLover_Baan
ID: 11895227
you are welcome... :))
0

Featured Post

What is SQL Server and how does it work?

The purpose of this paper is to provide you background on SQL Server. It’s your self-study guide for learning fundamentals. It includes both the history of SQL and its technical basics. Concepts and definitions will form the solid foundation of your future DBA expertise.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Crystal reports vb.net 2 41
VB.net Move a class from Solution Items to a project 2 23
No Data for DropDown List 2 25
vb.net and creating a class 5 17
Introduction As chip makers focus on adding processor cores over increasing clock speed, developers need to utilize the features of modern CPUs.  One of the ways we can do this is by implementing parallel algorithms in our software.   One recent…
Microsoft Reports are based on a report definition, which is an XML file that describes data and layout for the report, with a different extension. You can create a client-side report definition language (*.rdlc) file with Visual Studio, and build g…
This Micro Tutorial demonstrates using Microsoft Excel pivot tables, how to reverse engineer competitors' marketing strategies through backlinks.
Microsoft Active Directory, the widely used IT infrastructure, is known for its high risk of credential theft. The best way to test your Active Directory’s vulnerabilities to pass-the-ticket, pass-the-hash, privilege escalation, and malware attacks …

777 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question