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Too_Tall_Crown_Victoria 07-25-2007 06:19 PM

Using vbld_FormatDateEx
Can you provide a sample script that uses this function and returns the value in the following format?

vbld_FormatDateEx(%DATE%, "yyyy-mm-dd")

Also how can I get the format for yesterday and for 7 days ago?



kinook 07-25-2007 06:51 PM

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Too_Tall_Crown_Victoria 07-25-2007 06:56 PM

Can I use [vbld_FormatDateEx(Now, "yyyy-mm-dd")] in a set macro directly or does it have to be set via some script?

Also I am getting " 'Now' is undefined" when using your script.


kinook 07-25-2007 06:58 PM


Originally posted by Too_Tall_Crown_Victoria
Can I use [vbld_FormatDateEx(Now, "yyyy-mm-dd")] in a set macro directly


Also I am getting " 'Now' is undefined" when using your script.
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Too_Tall_Crown_Victoria 07-25-2007 09:17 PM

My App is set to use JScript since I have a bunch of global JScripts that I use.

I have also figured out how to solve my problem.

What I still don't understand is how to use your vbld_FormatDateEx in a JScript Script action or a Set Macro step.



kinook 07-25-2007 10:57 PM

Neither Now nor the vbld_FormatDateEx system script function are available to JScript.

One option would be to add a Run Script (VBScript) step. To create/update a macro from such a step, you could use something like:

Application.Macros(vbldMacroTemporary).Add "NAME", vbld_FormatDateEx(Now, "yyyy-mm-dd")

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