I agree 100%... a lot of times you are dealing with more than one date conversion...

I use something that "came with" DB Web Query - a table called DATE_CONV. It's a lot faster than having a function.

Mine only goes to 12-31-2030

There is definitely a lot of value in iDate, and I'm comfortable
recommending it to anyone.

I think it's worth mentioning, though, that if you need to call a
function on every row in a large table, it may be worth using a date
conversion table instead, leveraging SQL's JOIN to do the

Building a date conversion table is pretty straightforward. Where I
work, I made one which also has things like Excel date, day of the
week, day of the week names, month names, and some other
awkward-to-calculate-on-the-fly stuff. I guess you could think of it
sort of like iDate, but pre-materialized into table form. I made ours
with 146097 records covering 1900-01-01 through 2299-12-31.

John Y.

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