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Old 02-27-2002
MySQL variable manipulation

Coded in my script:
#!/bin/ksh

I have a variable in the format of YYYYMMDD: $latest_bus_date_yyyymmdd
I need to create a new variable in the format of MMDDYYYY: $latest_bus_date_mmddyyyy
I want to take the information from $latest_bus_date_yyyymmdd and reformat it to be stored in the new variable.

Any ideas on how to do this?

Thanks for any suggestions!

Last edited by blt123; 03-04-2002 at 02:17 PM..
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Old 02-27-2002
I can't exactly parse your question, but I think this is what you want:
x=20020227
y=${x#????}${x%????}
echo $y
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Old 02-27-2002
Hammer & Screwdriver variable manipulation

Thank you - it worked!

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