Date/Time Selection

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DateTimeButtons

 

FileLocator Pro accepts various different date/time formats for filtering files based on the modified date/time. To help specify the correct value the open the Date/Time Selection dialog by clicking on the Calendar buttons shown above.

 

DateTimeTab

 

 

Date/time values fall into one of two broad categories:

Fixed date/times - an absolute date/time value that stays the same on subsequent searches, e.g. 19/04/16 12:00

Relative date/times - a value that is relative to the moment the search is run, e.g. Today Start of hour

 

The dialog shows how the current selection evaluates at that point in time. It is constantly updated to reflect the values of relative date and times.

 

Date values

 

Relative dates can be one of the following:

 

Today (Default)

Date the search is run.

e.g. 09/03/16 (Wednesday)

Start of week

First day of the week when the search is run (Monday is considered the start of the week).

e.g. 07/03/16 (Monday)

Start of month

First day of the month when which the search is run.

e.g. 01/03/16

Start of year

First day of the year when the search is run.

e.g. 01/01/16

End of week

Last day of the week when the search is run (Sunday is considered the last day of the week).

e.g. 13/03/16 (Sunday)

End of month

Last day of the month when the search is run.

e.g. 31/03/16

End of year

Last day of the year when the search is run.

e.g. 31/12/16

 

Dates can be adjusted forward or back by any number of days, weeks, months, or years. For example to set the date to be the first day of the previous week select 'Start of week' and then apply an adjustment of '-1 Week'.

 

Time values

 

Relative times can be one of the following:

 

Now

Time at the point the search is run.

e.g. 13:24:52

Start of minute

Time at the point the search is run with the seconds part set to zero.

e.g. 13:24:00

Start of hour

Time at the point the search is run with the minutes and seconds part set to zero.

e.g. 13:00:00

Start of day (Default)

Time is set to 00:00:00

e.g. 00:00:00

End of minute

Time at the point the search is run with the seconds part set to 59.

e.g. 13:24:59

End of hour

Time at the point the search is run with the minute and seconds part set to 59.

e.g. 13:59:59

End of day

Time is set to 23:59:59

e.g. 23:59:59

 

Times can be adjusted forward or back by any number of seconds, minutes, or hours.

 

Note: Relative date/times are evaluated at the point the search is started and are fixed to that value for the duration of the search. The date/time is only re-evaluated at the start of the next search.

 

 


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