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08-17-2007, 03:17 PM #1
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ado: date(field) that falls within the stated dates ...
"...New records must have a date that falls within the stated dates of the trip and does not match the date of an existing record..."
I read this in an exercise(Luce-"ASP") , WELL how I give to a date field in a record of a table a value between two predefined dates but not a date of another record in the same table ?
08-17-2007, 05:18 PM #2
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I can't figure out a way to do this that doesn't involve two database trips. And even worse, I can't figure out a way to do it that doesn't involve embedding loops.
This is what I got:
Assuming that aDates in this example represents the results of a database query to get all distinct dates between your start and end dates, this method simply loops through from your start to end dates, seeing if there's a matching date in the array each time. First blank it comes to, is your available date for putting into the INSERT.Code:<% dim dStart, dEnd, aDates, dCurrentDate, dTestDate, blnDateExists, dFirstAvailableDate aDates = Array("17/1/2007", "19/1/2007") dStart = cDate("15/1/2007") dEnd = cDate("20/1/2007") for i = dStart to dEnd dCurrentDate = cDate(i) blnDateExists = false for j = lBound(aDates) to uBound(aDates) dTestDate = cDate(aDates(j)) if dCurrentDate = dTestDate then blnDateExists = true next if not blnDateExists then dFirstAvailableDate = dCurrentDate exit for end if next response.write(FormatDateTime(dFirstAvailableDate,1)) %>
There's probably a better way. I hope there is, because that solution looks properly clunky to me