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E-PC: PeopleCode IsDate Function Returns True When Input String Is Properly Formatted But Contains Alphabetic Chars (Doc ID 2626938.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 08, 2020

Applies to:

PeopleSoft Enterprise PT PeopleTools - Version 8.57 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

Issue is reproducible on PT 8.57.10.

PeopleCode API IsDate returns true when input string is properly formatted but containing alphabetic chars - e.g.: IsDate("YYYY-MM-DD"), IsDate("NOTR-IG-HT").

The issue can be reproduced at will with the following steps:
1. Write PeopleCode that invokes the PeopleCode API IsDate.
2. Use following input values when testing the API.

IsDate("2019-11-13")
IsDate("2019-11-31")
IsDate("2019-30-10")
IsDate("2020-01-66")

IsDate("YYYY-MM-DD")
IsDate("NOTR-IG-HT")

3. Note that IsDate returns true for "YYYY-MM-DD" and "NOTR-IG-HT", even though, those are invalid dates.

Test results:
IsDate("2019-11-13") – Returns True – '2019-11-13' is a valid date - as expected.
IsDate("2019-11-31") – Returns False – '2019-11-31' is an invalid date - as expected.
IsDate("2019-30-10") – Returns False – '2019-30-10' is an invalid date - as expected.
IsDate("2020-01-66") – Returns False – '2020-01-66' is an invalid date - as expected.

IsDate("YYYY-MM-DD") – Returns True, even though 'YYYY-MM-DD' is an invalid date.
IsDate("NOTR-IG-HT") – Returns True, even though 'NOTR-IG-HT' is an invalid date.



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