IsDate Function

Tests if a numeric or string expression can be converted to a Date variable.


IsDate (Expression)

Return value:



Expression: Any numeric or string expression that you want to test. If the expression can be converted to a date, the function returns True, otherwise the function returns False.

Error codes:

D'oh! You found a bug (text/sbasic/shared/00000003.xhp#err5 not found).


Sub ExampleIsDate
Dim sDateVar As String
    sDateVar = "12.12.1997"
    Print IsDate(sDateVar) ' True
    sDateVar = "12121997"
    Print IsDate(sDateVar) ' False
End Sub

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