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VBScript - Need to verify a date and add leading zeros if needed

Posted on 2011-03-18
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2012-06-21
This needs to be done in VBScript so I can use it in an ASP page

I have a database that  gets a little wonky due to so many people acessing it.  Before I run a specific report I need to check the database and replace any missing leading zeros.

For example all dates should be formatted like:

and NOT

However, the data is actually formatted as text and not "dates" .
(That should make it even easier)

The trouble is that I have worked on this for a while and can't come up with a working solution, it's like I have a block in my brain or something, I know it's simple....and it's killing me.

I am currently using a SQL statement to select out records with a length of 7 and adding a leading zero and updating in a loop and it works for most but that doesn't work for 01/7/11 obviously as it makes it 001/7/11

I have to select out all records that are <7 and then do a check to see where the missing zero(s) is/are

Question by:EGormly
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Expert Comment

by:Om Prakash
ID: 35165175
in VBScript, you can split the date by "/" and append zero

right("00" & 7, DayField)  - will give you 07

and join the string again for date
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Accepted Solution

prashanthd earned 2000 total points
ID: 35165227
Try the following code.


If Len(Month(dt))<2 Then
    strmonth="0" & Month(dt)
End If
If Len(Day(dt))<2 Then
    strday="0" & Day(dt)
End If

newdt= strmonth &"/"& strday &"/"& Mid(stryear,3)

WScript.Echo newdt

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Author Comment

ID: 35165235
I have no idea what you mean :(

That doesn't look like a valid "right()" to me.
From what I understand right() = right(variable,number of digits)

dayfield would be the start of the day in a date field which I do not have (it's text) and I would need the end No?  And  "00" & 7 would give an error. No?

Thanks for helping but I just don't get it.
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Author Comment

ID: 35165680
Thank you!

Author Closing Comment

ID: 35165683
excellent, thanks for teaching me today!
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Expert Comment

ID: 35165707
Thanks for the points..


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