Glom 1.8.1 import date format error

Bug #299591 reported by Maximiliano on 2008-11-18
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
glom (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Try to import date data with format DD/MM/YYYY and Glom import in a different format.
28/08/2008 ---> 28/08/1908
09/09/2008 ---> 09/09/1920
08/09/2008 ---> 09/08/1920
03/09/2008 ---> 09/03/1920

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Murray Cumming (murrayc) wrote :

Yes, that seems like a bad bug.

We also need to document exactly what date format is expected and show a reminder of it in the UI, and maybe allow the user to select a date format when importing.

Murray Cumming (murrayc) wrote :

In svn trunk and the 1.8 branch, the dialog now shows a label with this text:

Note that the source file should contain numbers and dates in international ISO format. For instance, 22nd November 2008 should be 2008-11-22.

I think that closes this bug. Supporting other date formats would be an additional feature - a patch would be welcome.

Changed in glom:
status: New → Fix Committed
Murray Cumming (murrayc) wrote :

And that string is now translated in the trunk and 1.8 branches.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package glom - 1.8.5-0ubuntu1

glom (1.8.5-0ubuntu1) jaunty; urgency=low

  * New upstream release (LP: #256701), fixes LP bugs:
    + Clear the text in property dialogs for text items (LP: #309147)
    + Don't crash when showing and then hiding the grid (LP: #303453)
    + Temporarily remember the sort order so it is the same when navigating
      away and back (LP: #303422)
    + Use the list's sort order for the top-level records in the report
      (LP: #303425)
    + Users/Groups: Disable drag-and-drop for the treeview, because it is
      useless and confusing (LP: #299573)
    + Import: Sort the fields list alphabetically (LP: #306593)
    + delete primary key make unusuable the database (LP: #299549)
    + Spanish translate incomplete (LP: #299556)
    + import date format error (LP: #299591)
    + can't delete data from table list view (LP: #299853)
    + Field definition: default value not saved (LP: #299896)
    + reports crashing (LP: #300054)
    + Year error with date fields (LP: #300057)
    + list view: 2 records added instead of 1 (LP: #300819)
  * debian/control: Refreshed dependencies for libglom-dev.
  * debian/control: Updated build-deps to match configure checks. goocavnasmm
    build-dep bumped to version without .la files.
  * debian/rules: Don't delete the directory containing the templates.
  * debian/control, debian/rules, debian/glom-doc.*: Split out
    arch-independent manual and examples into separate package glom-doc, which
    is now recommended by glom (glom will still work if they're not available)
  * debian/copyright: Rewritten to new machine-readable format.

 -- Iain Lane <email address hidden> Sun, 11 Jan 2009 17:12:01 +0000

Changed in glom:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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