Funny date parsing

i enter 2008 and it becomes 0008

irb(main):009:0> Date.parse(“04-Feb-08”).strftime(’%Y-%m-%d’)
=> “0008-02-04”

Hi –

On Sat, 5 Apr 2008, Junkone wrote:

i enter 2008 and it becomes 0008

irb(main):009:0> Date.parse(“04-Feb-08”).strftime(’%Y-%m-%d’)
=> “0008-02-04”

You’ve entered 08, not 2008.

David

On Apr 4, 2:51 pm, “David A. Black” [email protected] wrote:

David


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oh ok. but all my date formats are like that and i am trying to import
it. is n’t there a y2k rule somewhere on detecting 08 as 2008. i could
be wrong. can someone give me a workaround there.

seede

On Apr 4, 3:03 pm, Chris S. [email protected] wrote:

On Sat, 5 Apr 2008, Junkone wrote:
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thanks for the info

On Apr 4, 12:55 pm, Junkone [email protected] wrote:

=> “0008-02-04”
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oh ok. but all my date formats are like that and i am trying to import
it. is n’t there a y2k rule somewhere on detecting 08 as 2008. i could
be wrong. can someone give me a workaround there.

seede

Date.parse has an optional second argument for handling near-2000 two-
digit years.

001:0> Date.parse(‘04-Feb-08’, true).strftime(’%Y-%m-%d’)
“2008-02-04”

See documentation here:
http://www.ruby-doc.org/core/classes/Date.html#M000656

HTH,
Chris

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