Julian Date for use in Document ID

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josh12468112

13-04-2015

Can anyone show me how I can convert a date field into a Julian date(YYDDD)? Essentially I just want to have this converted into a variable that I will concatenate with other values that will be used in generating unique doc ID.

Additionally anyone have thoughts on how I can ensure the doc ID is globally unique w/o using getUID?

I have never done anything with a Julian date before so I am at a loss.....

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13-04-2015

Hi,

to display a julian date you can use the J symbol in your display pattern:

date{YYJ} to display January the 3rd 2015 as 153 (3rd day in 2015)

or

date{YYJJJ} to display January the 3rd 2015 as 15003 (with leading zeros)

To reuse the formatted Date in a script use the formattedValue instead of the rawValue.

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13-04-2015

‌radzmar,

WOW!! That was a lot simpler than I thought it would be.

Thanks for the help.

J