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Date from Form to Database

Thread began 9/10/2009 10:07 pm by jebrandon343719 | Last modified 9/11/2009 1:32 am by tom92909 | 1062 views | 2 replies |

jebrandon343719

Date from Form to Database

Hi, How do I convert a date entered in a form in say a format like dd/mm/yy and convert it to a date that can be inserted into a database (which had a format yyyy-mm-dd)
Thanks

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anonymous

Do you want to do it with WebAssist tools? Or, the hard way where you have to use the explode command to get the various date parts split apart and then re-apply them into variable the correct order.

If you have Validation Toolkit, you can apply a client validation and define the accept value and then in the same dialogue box, it allows you to pick a format to convert it to. This method, however, does use javascript to reformat the date.

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tom92909Beta Tester

Is it required in the form for the user to actually enter the date in question? Or is the actual system date sufficient? You could create a hidden input in the form to include the desired date format for you. Perhaps the following is a simple alternative?

php:
<?php

$mydate 
date('Y-m-d');
?>

<form>
<input name="date" type="hidden" value="<?php echo $mydate;?>" />
</form>
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