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Re: Sorting by date

by pzbagel (Chaplain)
on Jan 06, 2004 at 00:54 UTC ( #318988=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Sorting by date

I would suggest using if you want to do this with modules. It is very helpful when it comes to figuring out which month/week of the year a given date falls in.

Otherwise, when I want to avoid using a module and I am dealing with simple things like sorting based on date, I convert the date to the YYYYMMDD format. Now the dates can be sorted numerically very quickly.


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Re: Re: Sorting by date
by Anonymous Monk on Jan 06, 2004 at 11:51 UTC
    Just make sure that YYYY is in 4-digit format and MM or DD in 2-digit format.

    Like in this case: 20040113 (for 2003, Jan. 13) may mean numerically different from 2004113 (this might mean 2004, Jan. 13 or 2004, Nov. 3)

    Had you been using a database like MySQL, that shouldn't have been an issue.

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