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Date Conversion in Loading Script

Hi all.

I've a problem with a data format.

What I need: to change format in loading script.

Actual format: numeric, i.e.:('42079')

Need to change in: 'DD/MM/YYYY;

In the beginning of loading script I've already set this: SET DateFormat='DD/MM/YYYY'; but is not working on that specific field.

I tryed to use lastly (cause I made some testing before posting):

Date#(DATDOC,'DD/MM/YYYY') as Data,   (DATDOC is field name from original loading file)

Is not giving an error whilst loading, but date still remain in same numeric format '42xxx'

I found a lot of discussion concerning date format, but no one si fitting good for my case.

I see that if I use for instance, in a listbox properties, in number properties, "Override document settings" ad date with the needed format, is working perfectly. But I need to convert this in the loading and not locally in any listbox or instance I will create.

Any suggestion for performing that?

Thank you in advance.


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Try Date, without the #

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Try Date, without the #

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Qlikview dates are actually numeric values so there is no need to convert it. All that is missing is the formatting, so this should be sufficient:

     Date(DATDOC) As Date,

Then it will be stored with the default date format and there is no need to override any doc settings.

Logic will get you from a to b. Imagination will take you everywhere. - A Einstein
Not applicable

there is just one character to much


Date(DATDOC,'DD/MM/YYYY') as Data

Data# Needs if a dateformat is different as Qlikview expects

in your case the number is a valid date Format and you Need to tell Qlivkiew to Show as your format

Date(DATDOC,'DD/MM/YYYY') as Data


Hi Alex, Date#() is used to tell QV wich date format has the field wich is loading.

Date() (without #) is used to give format in QV.

So try using Date(Date#(DATDOC,'DD/MM/YYYY')) as Data

Btw, a date is a number internally, the format of the date is just the way to represent that number.


Damn....was more easier then expected....

Thank you guys! Is working perfeclty...

Argh...I can't sign 3 right answer...I am going to flag the first one, cause it was the fastest right answer, but thank you all!


Thank you Ruben for clarifying!