[thelist] ASP Date Data Type

Chris Blessing webguy at mail.rit.edu
Fri Apr 5 12:05:00 CST 2002


If I understand your question correctly, you say you want to _not_ show
articles that have passed the expiration date (let's say it's the publish
date + 7 days or something), right?

In that case, you can check the current date and do a comparison between the
publish date, something like:

dim publishDate
publishDate = cdate(<variable pulled from database or whatever>)

if now() > dateAdd("d", 7, publishDate) then
	' the article has expired
	' show the article
end if

Does that answer your question?

Chris Blessing
webguy at mail.rit.edu

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> Hi thelist,
> I'm working on archiving user submitted news articles in a CMS. When users
> log in, they see all articles they've submitted, whether or not they have
> been edited and/or published. I want to avoid a large number of articles
> being displayed when they login.
> Let's say a few articles have been published and are out of the review
> cycle. There really isn't a need for the articles to be displayed
> anymore. I
> want to add an expiration date to each article published and need a way to
> check if the article is ripe for removal from the users homepage.
> What ASP Date Data Types and procedures do you recommend to handle this?
> Rob
> (There isn't a need for session variables or cookies here, just strictly
> code)
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