Bug #3808

Wrong start/end year when using uncertain dates

Added by Evelyn McLellan over 11 years ago. Updated over 9 years ago.

Status:InvalidStart date:
Priority:LowDue date:
Assignee:-% Done:


Target version:Release 1.3
Google Code Legacy ID:atom-1859 Tested version:
Sponsored: Requires documentation:


To reproduce this error: ========================
In information object edit screen, enter an uncertain date in the Date field - for example:
1)[193?] - 1977
2)1932 - [197?]

Resulting error: ================
In the first example, the start year is automatically filled in as 193. In the second example, the start year is filled in as 197 and the end year is filled in as 1932.

Expected result: ================
In the first example, the start year should maybe be 1930. In the second example the start year should maybe be 1932 and the end year should be 1970.

[g] Legacy categories: Form validation


#1 Updated by Anonymous over 11 years ago

just like in 1.0.9, one can still manually enter standardized start and end date

1.1 enhances 1.0.9 by guessing, and hopefully it's useful in many common cases, e.g. "1886-2003, predominant 1886-1993" it guesses start and end date "1886" and "2003". but one can still manually enter start and end date if it guesses wrong. and it will not replace manually entered start or end date with guesses

it's not meant to guess every date - just the very easy ones, which hopefully are frequent. for the rest, the behavior is identical to 1.0.9

#2 Updated by Evelyn McLellan over 11 years ago

  • Priority changed from Critical to Medium
  • Target version changed from Release 1.1 to Release 1.2

Oops, sorry, didn't realize that if you change the start and end years manually the correct dates are saved.

[g] Labels added: Priority-Medium, Milestone-Release-1.2
[g] Labels removed: Priority-Critical, Milestone-Release-1.1

#3 Updated by David Juhasz almost 11 years ago

  • Priority set to Low

[g] Labels added: Priority-Low

#4 Updated by David Juhasz over 10 years ago

  • Target version set to Release 1.3

Roll over to Release 1.3

[g] Labels added: Milestone-Release-1.3

#5 Updated by David Juhasz about 10 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Invalid

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