Yep, that's the ParseDate from Date::Manip. Some work popped up in the middle of posting and I forgot to put everything in there. We run our script a few times a day, but I'm not sure if ParseDate would be fast enough to process data in time for you to do anything useful with it in a 5-minute window. It's just what we use at work because we have to deal with so many date formats in different files. Also because we're about 50% people who like 'MM/DD/YYYY' dates and 50% people who like 'YYYY-MM-DD' dates, and ParseDate was the easiest way to resolve that conflict.
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