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# 1  
Old 08-24-2009
Compare dates

Need to find all records where date in one filed is greater than date in other.

Input:
Code:
 
ABC 2 Filed3 CDG * X 20080903 20081031 180.00
ABD 2 Filed3 CDG * X 20081101 20081031 190.00
ABE 2 Filed3 CDG * X 20090903 20081031 120.00
ABC 2 Filed3 CDG * X 20080903 20081015 130.00

Output:
Code:
 
ABD 2 Filed3 CDG * X 20081101 20081031 190.00
ABE 2 Filed3 CDG * X 20090903 20081031 120.00

So records where first date is greater than second.

First date is always on 7th position, secon is always on 8th position (delimiter is blank space).

Thank you.
# 2  
Old 08-24-2009
Something like this?

Code:
awk '$7 > $8' file

# 3  
Old 08-24-2009
Quote:
Originally Posted by Franklin52
Something like this?

Code:
awk '$7 > $8' file

Yea Smilie, thanks is great. I was thinking I have to compare years, then months and then days; but because of the format of the date this is enought.

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