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Author: Subject: Null date in date column

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posted on 2/5/2004 at 08:45 AM Reply With Quote
Null date in date column

One of the columns in my table is a date column, but that date field is allowed to be null.

I've got my column type set to "date," since I need to be allow the user to sort by this field (with the assumption that a null date would be at the top of an ascending list).

However, set up this way, the records that do not have a date set yet will not load into the table, giving me the following message:
"Input date does not meet input date format."

I realize that I could switch this to a STR type to get my records with null dates to load fine, but then I lose the functionality of the "date" type, which we really don't want to do.

Are there any good solutions for this?
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posted on 5/13/2005 at 05:42 PM Reply With Quote

attached is dt_parser.js that handles nulls in the data set.

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posted on 2/9/2006 at 03:51 PM Reply With Quote

I have seen that you have uploaded a new dt_parser file, i have tested it, and i notice that you are changin the null for the date of the day, and not for an empty cell space that it is what i need.

How can we put an empty cell in a date column, because we cannot loose the date functionality, but we cannot give a wrong information like the day of today.

Thanks in advance
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