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Julian date to variable

Julian date to variable

Julian date to variable

Hello all,

I'm a newbie-hack that googles to find the basic functions for what I need Seagull's Bartender barcode application to automate for our label printing.

Current project is to create a label with a Julian Date, YY, Z, XXXX as the full string. YY= 2 digit year, Z= Shift code and XXXX is the number to increment up at the start of each shift.

I'm banging my head on what should be really simple, the Julian date.


Dim toDate

Dim fromDate

Dim julianDate
julianDate=DateDiff("y","fromDate", "toDate") 

When I run this in Bartender's internal script editor, it gives string type mismatch error. If I test just the toDate code in VbsEdit it returns #4/13/2017#, Bartender shows just 4/13/2017.

VbsEdit, returns fromDate as an empty value.

Testing just fromDate in bartender gives me 1/1/2017.

Any idea what is going wrong? I would so appreciate any help that can be provided.


RE: Julian date to variable

For starters, get rid of the quotes around DateDiff's two date parameters:
julianDate=DateDiff("y", fromDate, toDate)

RE: Julian date to variable

>VbsEdit it returns #4/13/2017#, Bartender shows just 4/13/2017

That's just a display quirk. VbsEdit is determining and indicating the underlying datatype held by the variant (that's what the # shows), whilst BarTender doesn't bother.

>VbsEdit, returns fromDate as an empty value.

Cannot duplicate this. Works fine here.

> create a label with a Julian Date

Er ... nothing here appears to be a Julian date in any sense.

>it gives string type mismatch error

See guitarzan's post above

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