Hi again

I thought I had this sorted until I realised the date I needed to convert was 91202 (YmmDD). Also, when specifying the format, I have no idea the relevance of the lower-case/capitalisation of the letters (YmD etc?)

Any help appreciated.

private static string ConvertDT(string date, string informat, string outformat)
            DateTime convertedDate;

            if (!DateTime.TryParseExact(date, informat, new CultureInfo("en-GB"), DateTimeStyles.None, out convertedDate))
                throw new FormatException(string.Format("Unable to format date:{0}", date));

            return convertedDate.ToString(outformat);

String convertedDate = ConvertDT(“91201” "yMMdd", "yy/MM/dd"); // 01 December 2009

I gave up and as below I decided to... cheat!. It works but I'd be interested in any proper ways to do this :-)

string tempdate = date.PadLeft(6, '0');

IMO you cannot express a year with one digit. With 2 digits a computer might infer to put a 19 or 20 before it, depending on the situation.

Its amazing after the world almost ended for Y2K that people would use anything other than a 4 digit year!

The following year problem will happen at the end of the year which is still 7990 years from now.:S

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