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  Asked By: Ivan    Date: Jan 21    Category: MOSS    Views: 406

This must be simple but I can't search for a particular date. the
search results simply look for numbers in that date but not the actual
date I entered: 12/6/08 in that format.

I have a Date picker as a field in a list. We enter dates there that
pertain to the item in the list. Then, we want retreive that item
later on by date.

I run Moss 2007 (no enterprise)

Without writing code, how can I do a simple search for a particular
date: ie - - 12/6/08 ?



2 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Sumitra 2004     Answered On: Jan 21

Dates are stored in a universal time code format  which includes both the date
and the time. So that's what gets indexed. Because that's what is indexed I
think you are going to have a hard time getting it to match to a string
formatted date. I think you'll need to create a calculated field  in the list
you want to be able to retrieve by date  and have it store the date as a string.
Then that will be indexed and retrievable based on that indexing. I'm afraid it
just isn't as simple  as you think it should be.

Answer #2    Answered By: Bhairavi Damle     Answered On: Jan 21

As usual you gave me the correct answer. I'm always coming up with
things that only a few can answer, and one of those few is you.

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