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Hi,

in vb.net, I have a column with some dates in string format, they are in french and they only have the month and the day, such as "12 octobre", is there a way that I can convert these strings into date format?

Thank you
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Question by:FCapo
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by:Shaun Kline
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The TryParseExact method of the Date object may be what you are looking for. Here is the link to Microsoft's description of this function: https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms131044(v=vs.110).aspx
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by:Éric Moreau
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not sure that the month name in French will parse correctly. I would create a method that would take the word right of the space and build "select case" to find out the month.

Then you take what is left of the space and that becomes your day.

Now it you want to build a date from it, you will need a year. What will you put?
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it_saige earned 2000 total points
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Actually it should, you have to ensure that you pass the specific culture information.

Proof of concept -
Imports System.Globalization

Module Module1
	Sub Main()
		Dim fr_Date_Field = "12 octobre"
		Dim converted As Date
		If Date.TryParseExact(fr_Date_Field, "dd MMMM", New CultureInfo("fr-FR"), Globalization.DateTimeStyles.None, converted) Then
			Console.WriteLine("Successfully converted {0} to {1}", fr_Date_Field, converted.ToString("MM/dd"))
		Else
			Console.WriteLine("Failed to convert {0}", fr_Date_Field)
		End If
		Console.ReadLine()
	End Sub
End Module

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