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String convert to Date Format


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I have a couple of questions -


Is $F{postdate} stored in the database as a date value or as a string?


If it is stored as a date, you can use the text field screen the pattern box to format as mm/dd/yyyy. Most of the formats that are brought up with the create button are dd/MM/yyyy - after selecting the format, I change it to MM/dd/yyyy without any issues :)


If it is stored as a string you can either use a Java expression to convert to date then display or use Java substring parsing to do the same.

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