• Subject: Re: Processing for 53 weeks??
  • From: Glenn Ericson <Glenn-Ericson@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 20 Oct 1997 17:55:56 -0400

At 12:36 AM 10/16/97 +0000, you wrote:
|>on 10/15/97at 06, the Great and Grand  Wazir "Ralph Day"
|><ralphday@blarg.net> said:
||>There are 2 choices for the 53rd week.  Either include it as part of the
||>12th month or make it its own 13th month.  Making it part of the 12th
||>month messes up this year/last year comparisons, so we chose to make it a
||>13th mo
|>There really is never a 13th week, its only that some day-of-the week will
|>always occur 53 times in a year.   Occasionally that 53rd day happens to
|>be your normal end-of-week, so it looks like you have 53 weeks but you
|>have 52.14 weeks every year (52.28 during leap year).  So, another choice
|>is to just kinda slide the first or last week of the year a bit.  Look at
|>a calender to see what causes the least ill effect.
|>Booth Martin     
JUST  an aside thought -
  Now what happens if you elect to use  Date data types?
They might not like it too much<?>

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