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#1 2017-01-01 05:18:48 am

DDHawk
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Registered: 2010-11-11
Posts: 50

Strange date anomaly!!!

Dear All,

I would be really grateful for your help on this matter. I am trying to create a specific date, and followed a link which said that you should make a variable using the current date, and then change the year, month, day, etc. This seems to be fine, except that when I am changing over the month, it is changing into the wrong month. I am inputting 9 for September - I have logged this to check the details, and it is outputting October. I cannot see any reason for this, and I need to get this completed. Is there a better way, and why is this error occurring at all????


Applescript:


           set dateWordsArray to words of theDate
           set returnedDay to item 1 of dateWordsArray
           set returnedMonth to item 2 of dateWordsArray
           if returnedMonth is equal to "January" then
               set returnedMonth to 1
           else if returnedMonth is equal to "February" then
               set returnedMonth to 2
           else if returnedMonth is equal to "March" then
               set returnedMonth to 3
           else if returnedMonth is equal to "April" then
               set returnedMonth to 4
           else if returnedMonth is equal to "May" then
               set returnedMonth to 5
           else if returnedMonth is equal to "June" then
               set returnedMonth to 6
           else if returnedMonth is equal to "July" then
               set returnedMonth to 7
           else if returnedMonth is equal to "August" then
               set returnedMonth to 8
           else if returnedMonth is equal to "September" then
               set returnedMonth to 9
           else if returnedMonth is equal to "October" then
               set returnedMonth to 10
           else if returnedMonth is equal to "November" then
               set returnedMonth to 11
           else if returnedMonth is equal to "December" then
               set returnedMonth to 12
           end if
           
           set returnedYear to item 3 of dateWordsArray
           log returnedMonth
           set year of activeDate to returnedYear
           set month of activeDate to returnedMonth
           log activeDate

The log that is coming back is as follows:

    (*9*)
    (*date Sunday, 1 October 2017 at 21:46:10*)

Any help would be much appreciated. Kindest regards,

DDHawk

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#2 2017-01-01 05:56:38 am

Shane Stanley
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From: Australia
Registered: 2002-12-07
Posts: 4998

Re: Strange date anomaly!!!

DDHawk wrote:

I am trying to create a specific date, and followed a link which said that you should make a variable using the current date, and then change the year, month, day, etc.

There's one other detail: to be safe, you need to first set the day to 1 (or some other number less than 29) and then set the month, in case the date's day is one that your required month doesn't contain.


Shane Stanley <sstanley@myriad-com.com.au>
www.macosxautomation.com/applescript/apps/

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#3 2017-01-01 06:07:21 am

DDHawk
Member
Registered: 2010-11-11
Posts: 50

Re: Strange date anomaly!!!

Dear Shane,

Thank you for that!!! I thought that I was going mad!!! Silly mistake - did not even consider the point!!!

Happy new year and regards,

Chris

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#4 2017-01-01 10:09:46 am

Yvan Koenig
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Registered: 2006-09-14
Posts: 2959

Re: Strange date anomaly!!!

Maybe you may try to use :

Applescript:

set theDate to (current date)
tell theDate
   set returnedDay to its day
   set returnedMonth to its month as integer
   set returnedYear to its year
   set returnedTime to its time
end tell
set fake to "12/12/12" # with tis fake value there will be no problem for month crossing and for date format
set activeDate to date (fake)
set year of activeDate to returnedYear
set month of activeDate to returnedMonth
activeDate

Yvan KOENIG running Sierra 10.12.2 in French (VALLAURIS, France) dimanche 1 janvier 2017 17:09:36

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