Date::MSAccess - Manage dates in MS Access format
use Date::MSAccess; my($obj) = Date::MSAccess -> new(); my($date) = $obj -> decode_date(37988); # Returns '20040101'. my($now) = $obj -> todays_date(); # Returns 38006 on 20-Jan-2004.
Date::MSAccess is a pure Perl module.
It can convert a number which is an MS Access date into a string of the form 'YYYYMMDD'.
Also, it can return today's date in MS Access format.
Note: MS Access dates are based on 12 noon.
Note: MS Access dates can be fractional, eg 3008.25, but this module currently ignores such fractions.
This module is available both as a Unix-style distro (*.tgz) and an ActiveState-style distro (*.ppd). The latter is shipped in a *.zip file.
See http://savage.net.au/Perl-modules.html for details.
See http://savage.net.au/Perl-modules/html/installing-a-module.html for help on unpacking and installing each type of distro.
new(...) returns a
This is the class's contructor.
Usage: Date::MSAccess -> new().
This option does not take any values.
Either returns a string of the form 'YYYYMMDD', or the string '00000000'.
The latter was chosen to be compatible with MySQL and Postgres 'timestamp' fields.
eg: decode_date(37988) returns '20040101'.
Returns a number corresponding to today's date in MS Access format.
Eg: On 20-Jan-2004 the number returned was 38006.
Date::MSAccess was written by Ron Savage <email@example.com> in 2004.
Home page: http://savage.net.au/index.html
Australian copyright (c) 2004, Ron Savage. All Programs of mine are 'OSI Certified Open Source Software'; you can redistribute them and/or modify them under the terms of The Artistic License, a copy of which is available at: http://www.opensource.org/licenses/index.html