[ic] mv_metadata and formatting a date value YYYYMMDD
gnorton at broadgap.com
Wed Oct 22 13:43:44 EDT 2003
> > I have a table that has start and end columns in it that I am populating
> > using the YYYYMMDD format.
> > The mv_metadata is currently using the widget type of Date Selector.
> > When using the table editor to create/edit a record the display is fine.
> > There is no problem using the widget.
> > What I would like to do is change the format that is being used on the
> > select screen. On this screen the fields list as YYYMMDD. The column
> > is using the "Label" field that I set in mv_metadata for the column.
> > Since this screen is using part of the mv_metadata I was wondering if I
> > could change the display from YYYYMMDD to a more presentable format.
> > I think the format used by [convert-date] would work well on this
> > I have tried entering different combinations of this tag to no avail
> > pre_filter,display_filter).
> > Is it possible to get the results I am looking for on the select screen
> > (using flex_selector via table editor)? If so, can anyone give me some
> > on how to do it?
> There is a built-in filter for this.
> All you should have to do in the latest IC is append "(convert_date)" to
> the field name. You can even add (convert_date."%b %e, %Y %l:%M %P").
> This goes right after the field name in the "Show on select page" area
> of the table metadata.
> To test, take a standard demo and for the "transactions" table in the
> demo, make it look like:
> order_date(convert_date."%b %e, %Y %l:%M %P")
Perfect. That is exactly what I was looking for. Thanks Mike.
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