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Date storage issue

Thread began 4/29/2011 3:36 pm by web_assist_mail157665 | Last modified 5/02/2011 1:19 pm by web_assist_mail157665 | 1151 views | 4 replies


Date storage issue

I have insurance dates that are formated to appear by PHP to appear DD-MM-YYYY
this form info needs to be stored with an order (summary)

Opening the store Cart Summary SB (view columns against values)
and checking the DB Column InsuredPolicyExDate - I get type text
the DB field it refers to is type DATE

I set the field to date - but this is never saved and it reverts to TEXT?
and I just get a blank entry 0000-00-00 in my order

AS a last resort I set it to MSDATE (which stuck - but I get a MYSQL error on insert)

Is this the SB interface not working correctly

Note: There's obviously no way for the cart to know the format of the date is
Suggest this feature is added to the cart general settings - page 1

I need a way to get from the human readable
php formatted display date

back into the correct format for the summary insert

if the text is entered

// convert back the dates to mysql format

//list($d,$m,$y) = explode('-',$_SESSION['insure_date']);
//$_SESSION['insure_date'] = $y."-".$m."-".$d;

//list($d,$m,$y) = explode('-',$_SESSION['health_date']);
//$_SESSION['health_date'] = $y."-".$m."-".$d;

seems to do the trick if I echo it directly to the page to check it visually

but I still get 0000-00-00 in my database insert?

please advise

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