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Formatting Dates

By Ryan,

There are many ways to format dates, and rather that reinvent the wheel each time I've found it helpful to have a user defined function always available. As a function it of courses processes on each row, and to enable the most flexibility the formatting style is passed simply as a parameter. Year month and date could be handled more easily simply calling Year(), Month() and Date(), however including those as format options allowed the intiating process (procedure, report, whatever) to skip that logic and let the one function do everything.

Like any submitted script, there is always room for improvement. And this script could can surely be improved upon. If anyone has any comments or suggestions I would really appreciate hearing it.


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