[Shapelib] Date attribute support
mateusz at loskot.net
Fri Jun 23 17:58:56 PDT 2006
Frank Warmerdam wrote:
> Mateusz Loskot wrote:
>> Does current/CVS version of Shapelib support date type for attributes
>> (DBF table)?
>> AFAIK OGR supports date data type.
>> I tried to dump DBF table with date fields using dbfdump utility from
>> Shaplib 1.2.10 and I got date fields reported as string.
> Shapelib does not have a "date" field type. But applications can use the
> native field type functions to find out if a field is a date, and to create
> date fields. That is what OGR does to implement date support. I'm not
> really keen at this point in adding a lot of special field types in the
> dbf code of shapelib.
Thanks for this explanation.
That's OK for me, I was just curious.
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