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Default date translation is now using 1920 as the year instead of 2020

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  • Default date translation is now using 1920 as the year instead of 2020

    Starting 1/1/2020 if you have an older website, dates might not work correctly anymore. You most likely left the default action for Date Translation for 2 year dates to end in 2020. If you don't change the definition higher than 20, starting yesterday, if someone enters a date as 1/1/20, Alpha will assume the date YEAR is 1920.

    There are a few different locations that you will have to change the default year for the 2020's.

    Such as:
    The 'View' menu, 'Settings', 'Date' - Change the Two digit dates between 00 and (change the 20 to 40) are assumed to be in the 21st century.
    In a grid/UX and possibly others components, Component Properties, Miscellaneous Section, change the format to MM/dd/yyyy and change the switch year to 40.
    In the Search & DETAIL View Properties that have date parameters you must go into each date field, Miscellaneous Section, change the Display format to MM/dd/yyyy to avoid the issue.

    Hope this helps.
    Barry Kucher

  • #2
    Re: Default date translation is now using 1920 as the year instead of 2020

    I have added the following to my users login redirect page and it seems to work for everywhere I have checked so far.

    session.__protected__clientSideDateFormat = "MM/dd/yyyy"

    Most likely it doesnt need the __protected__ but it works anyways.
    Chad Brown


    • #3
      Re: Default date translation is now using 1920 as the year instead of 2020

      These fixes do NOT work with Alpha 11 or earlier. I can find no way to change the date defaults. If I enter 2/14/2020, it enters correctly. If I partially enter 2/14 and then press tab, it produces 2/14/1920. How do you correct the problem in Alpha 11 or Alpha 10? Thanks for the help.


      • #4
        Re: Default date translation is now using 1920 as the year instead of 2020

        Hi Steven,

        Most of us have seen this before; it was known as Y2K.
        The best solution is for end users to use a 4 digit year.
        Knowing that getting end-users to type those 2 extra digits is about
        as easy as getting a democrat to admit President Trump did anything
        good for the USA, you can attach the code below to the onChange event
        for the control in question.
        I chose to do this in xbasic because it is quick and simple.
        JavaScript is doable, but is more initial work.

        Hope this helps,

        ' Assuming the name of the control is date1.
        dim varDate as d = ctod(e.datasubmitted.date1)
        if year(varDate) < 1950 then
        	e._set.date1.value = addyears(varDate,100)
        end if
        Gregg is a great site to test and share sql code