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# Returning the correct year (2000 instead of 1900)

## Returning the correct year (2000 instead of 1900)

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How do you convert " 000125" (YYMMDD date format) to 01/25/2000 instead of 01/25/1900. I am currently using Visual FoxPro 5.

Thanks,

Ken

### RE: Returning the correct year (2000 instead of 1900)

There are several ways to do this, each giving you what you want. In the example below, I chose not to assume the current century, but rather take it from the current date:

x = "000125"
cAnswer = substr(x,3,2) + "/" + substr(x,5,2)+ "/" + left(dtos(date()),2) + left(x,2)

or, to get a date type:

dAnswer = ctod(substr(x,3,2) + "/" + substr(x,5,2)+ "/" + left(dtos(date()),2) + left(x,2))

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