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changing the dates within a date field

changing the dates within a date field

changing the dates within a date field

(OP)
I have several dates in my .dbf that I want to change.  For example, 01/01/1901 or 12/13/1901, etc..  I would like to change only the 1901 part of the field to 2001, is this possible using FP26??

Many thanks.

RE: changing the dates within a date field

It is possible

SET CENTURY ON
REPLACE ALL myDate WITH GOMONTH(myDate,1200) ;
   FOR YEAR(myDate) = 1901

Another example
REPLACE ALL myDate WITH GOMONTH(myDate,1200) ;
   FOR YEAR(myDate) < 1910
Hope this helps

ramani
(Subramanian.G)
FoxAcc
ramani_g@yahoo.com
LET KNOW IF THIS HELPED. ENOUGH EXPERTS ARE HERE TO HELP YOU OUT! BEST OF LUCK

RE: changing the dates within a date field

(OP)
Thanks ramani:

I don't know exactly what I was doing, but it worked.  I m new to FP26.  Why did we use 1200?

Thaks again

RE: changing the dates within a date field

Hi
When we say GOMONTH(myDate,nMonth), the GOMONTH function advances the myDate bu nMonths and return the date so advances. So when we say 1200m it is 100 years advanced.
Hope this clears your doubt

ramani
(Subramanian.G)
FoxAcc
ramani_g@yahoo.com
LET KNOW IF THIS HELPED. ENOUGH EXPERTS ARE HERE TO HELP YOU OUT! BEST OF LUCK

RE: changing the dates within a date field

(OP)
Makes sense to me.  Many thanks, I am sure I will be back with more questions.

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