Android Question what date format is B4XTable.Setdata looking for?

Mikelgiles

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I am loading data from a CSV file that has dates in the format of yyyy/mm/dd (2017/05/22) and in the table all dates show up as 12/31/1969 so I assume the date format in the csv file is not proper. I modified a date in the csv file to 20170522120000.000, 05/22/2017, 5/24/2017, and 5/24/17 but but none resulted in the correct date.
 

Mikelgiles

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It expects ticks (Long) values. You need to set the correct format with DateTime.DateFormat and then convert the date string to ticks with DateTime.ParseDate.
I will be downloading information in the QFX format which will be in a string formated 'yyyymmddhh0000.000'.

If I cant change it I am thinking that I can loop thru the list to preprocess it between getting the list from the csv file and doing the B4XTable.Setdata. Or is there a better option?

I have the column type set to DATE. Do I need to change that to NUMBERS.
 

Erel

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If I cant change it I am thinking that I can loop thru the list to preprocess it between getting the list from the csv file and doing the B4XTable.Setdata. Or is there a better option?
That's the correct way to do it. Don't worry it will be very fast.

I have the column type set to DATE. Do I need to change that to NUMBERS.
No. Date values (ticks) should be stored in DATE columns.
 
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