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Subject:Re: dates
Date:Wed, 10 Feb 2021 11:10:04 +1000
From:Bernie van't Hof <onrequest@somewhere>
Actually, SUBSTR also eats dates. That's the problem.

But you have triggered my thinking!

I have adapted the SUBSTR handler to look out for integers and convert 
to default user format (string) for processing. Just like pdox.

- B
On 10/2/21 1:08 am, Steven Green wrote:
> you can only SUBSTR something that's already a string.. and STRVAL will 
> eat a string, number, or date, and return the appropriate results, but 
> it won't tell you what it ate in the first place
> -- 
> Steven Green
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> "Bernie van't Hof"  wrote in message 
> news:6021d15c$
> SUBSTR(STRVAL(date1)) would make more sense.
> Anyhoo, it is what it is! Might get ugly though.
> Either SUBSTR has to have special powers, or date must have multiple
> points of view. Thought: I wonder if it is just SUBSTR?
> On 9/2/21 7:25 am, Steven Green wrote:
>> date1 + "str"     Expecting NUMERIC
>> "x" + date1       Expecting ALPHANUMERIC
>> ?? "x" + date1    Expecting ALPHANUMERIC
>> DOW(dateStr)      Expecting DATE
>> correct.. you can't mix numbers and strings.. or dates and strings 
>> (which are really numbers, too)
>> it reads left to right, like anything else in english.. the first and 
>> last one, the date is first.. the other two, the string is first 

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