John wrote:
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 "calculation".

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 -
JDE has such a file, named F00365, I just hate having to join files...


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