Resolve all dates to the same format

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#1 : 06/09-14 11:46
Posts: 60
So I've got another one for you. The titles I am working with have dates in numerous formats but I would like them all to resolve to the format (yyyy-mm) or alternately (yyyy mm-dd)

The date starts in many formats
ie: mm-yyyy
mm yyyy
yyyy mm
Jan 15, 2014
15 January 2014
among other formats.

I would like to get rid of all the text dates and have them converted to digit dates in the specified format instead.
Is there a better, more efficient way to do that?

Sometimes there are year ranges in the format yyyy-yyyy in the same list of files and I want the method which will create the aforementioned format to not interfere with these dates.

Right now I am using about 35 different methods (maybe more) to accomplish this but If there is a way that I can more efficiently do it like the volume resolution method you showed me I would absolutely love that. Right now some of the batch methods I am using have upwards of 300 methods in them so it takes a while to load if I want to load a different group of methods because there are so many methods in them even though I am using a SSD for my OS and the batches are also stored on a SSD.


06/09-14 11:46 - edited 06/09-14 12:20
#2 : 12/09-14 22:52
Posts: 264
Reply to #1:

Me think. such work can be better accomplished with a scripting language.

Try Advanced Renamers' JavaScript rule.

Therefore you have first to develop some rules in English words what's to do:
- search for x and do y
- but not if a is like b
- ...

With that info you can try to write (or ask for) a script.

There is already a script somewhere in the forum to change '01' to 'Jan' (or was it the other way around?)


If this tool had saved you time, perhaps you want to donate an Dollar to Kim?
See >>> [Donate] button.

12/09-14 22:52