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Support ISO-Format for NotesDateTime-Object in LotusScript

Every modern and standardized framework can handle Date/Time-Objects in ISO-Format (see https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO_8601).

Just to make things easier for REST-Services it is necessary to have a proper Date/Time-Format that can be transfered in both ways.

There are two possible ways to get this feature for the Date/Time-Object:

1) add a method .getISODate(preserveLocalTime As Boolean) for the NotesDateTime-Object

2) extend the Format-Funktion with a new parameter ISO

Both ways need to take care of a possible given time part within the NotesDateTime-Object.

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  • Guest commented
    21 Dec, 2020 08:36am

    It's actual isuue in Lotus Script

  • Guest commented
    5 Jun, 2020 01:10pm

    Pff..... 2 years and it still needs review and no one cares... Does it make any sense to write something here?.. That's a shame for IBM/HCL. So important and widely used API (Dates) had to be standardized long time ago.

  • Guest commented
    17 Feb, 2020 11:45pm

    Yes please! Makes a lot of sense to convert from and to this standard format!

    Not just for Lotus Script but also for @Formulas!


    [ Daniel Nashed / HCL Grandmaster / http://blog.nashcom.de ]

  • Guest commented
    6 Aug, 2018 03:30pm

    Also make the additional changes at C++ layer to allow timezone to be set when creating a DateTime and storage layer. Currently when creating a date time it uses the server timezone, which limits the usefulness of new Java 8 date/time constructs. There are quirks at the moment for timezones like India that are GMT + 4.5h