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Date Formats #datadefinitions #date #sortdate

Storage formats Within the RootsMagic 4 database, several date-related fields exist. These fields can be grouped into into four different storage types: FLOAT, with the integer part representing number of days since 1899 Dec 31 and fractional part representing time of day EventTable – EditDate LinkTable – extDate (presumably) NameTable – EditDate (presumably) PersonTable –…

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Dates – SortDate Algorithm #date #sortdate

Initial SortDate Algorithm The SortDate column in the EventTable contains very large numbers that have defied until now any easy method of decoding. After many experiments with date entry and inspection of the stored values, I now have deduced an algorithm that works fine for encoding single, pure dates and decoding corresponding SortDates. Date modifiers…

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