⨳ prxparse(dates) ⨳

February 4, 2010

i’ve got some odd character dates that i need to fix. here’s some examples:

d1='29-31 DEC 2009,04-05 JAN 2010'; *broken across month, year;
d2='04-05,08-09,11-12 FEB 2010';    *broken within month;
d3='01-03 MAR 2010';                *contiguous within month;
d4='31 MAR-01 APR 2010';            *contiguous across month;
d5='29 DEC 2009-01 JAN 2010';       *contiguous across year;
d6='01 FEB 2010';                   *single day;

trying to query based on dates would be next to impossible. so, prx those things.

Original: >>>29-31 DEC 2009,04-05 JAN 2010<<<
sd=29 sm=DEC sy=2009 sdate=29DEC2009
ed=05 em=JAN ey=2010 edate=05JAN2010

Original: >>>04-05,08-09,11-12 FEB 2010<<<
sd=04 sm=FEB sy=2010 sdate=04FEB2010
ed=12 em=FEB ey=2010 edate=12FEB2010

Original: >>>01-03 MAR 2010<<<
sd=01 sm=MAR sy=2010 sdate=01MAR2010
ed=03 em=MAR ey=2010 edate=03MAR2010

Original: >>>31 MAR-01 APR 2010<<<
sd=31 sm=MAR sy=2010 sdate=31MAR2010
ed=01 em=APR ey=2010 edate=01APR2010

Original: >>>29 DEC 2009-01 JAN 2010<<<
sd=29 sm=DEC sy=2009 sdate=29DEC2009
ed=01 em=JAN ey=2010 edate=01JAN2010

Original: >>>01 FEB 2010<<<
sd=  sm=  sy=  sdate=01FEB2010
ed=  em=  ey=  edate=01FEB2010

full code lives here.

prxparse(dates) - February 4, 2010 -