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DainiusA's avatar
3 years ago

(aqDateTime["Today"](), "%Y%m%d") -1); problem

TesComplete 14.01 version:



var DateYesterday = (aqConvert["DateTimeToFormatStr"](aqDateTime["Today"](), "%Y%m%d") -1);

Log["Message"]("Date inputed: " + (aqConvert["DateTimeToFormatStr"](aqDateTime["Today"](), "%Y%m%d") -1));



Date inputed: 20211200 


Region and Language are set to Ukraine.

Anyone knows how to deal with this problem in the future ?

  • Hey DainiusA!


    Good news here is that aqDateTime also has a AddDays function that will allow you to add or remove a specific amount of days that will adhere to the calendar. 


    For instance, in the code below we create variables that hold Todays date, then we subtract one from it. The AddDays function will roll the time back to the previous month if Todays date is the first of the month.


    // script start

    function yesterDay()


        var today, yesterdayRaw, yesterdayFormatted;


        today = aqDateTime.Today();
        yesterdayRaw = aqDateTime.AddDays(today, -1);
        yesterdayFormatted = aqConvert.DateTimeToFormatStr(yesterdayRaw, "%Y%m%d");

        Log["Message"]("yesterdayFormatted " + (yesterdayFormatted));

    // script end



    Here are some docs that cover these functions. I hope this helps!



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  • Hi DainiusA - 


    It looks to me like you are trying to get yesterdays date - please see a function here:

    function YesterdayDate()
      // Obtain the current date
      var CurrentDate = aqDateTime.Today();

      // Convert the date/time value to a string and post it to the log
      Today = aqConvert["DateTimeToStr"](CurrentDate);
      Log["Message"]("Today is " + Today);

      // Calculate the yesterday’s date, convert the returned date to a string and post this string to the log
      YesterdayDate = aqDateTime["AddDays"](CurrentDate, -1);
      ConvertedYesterdayDate = aqConvert["DateTimeToStr"](YesterdayDate);
      Log["Message"]("Yesterday was " + ConvertedYesterdayDate);


    Let me know if this is not what you are trying to do or if you have questions.



    • DainiusA's avatar


      Ok this one works until i try to change the format of the date


      YesterdayDate = aqDateTime["AddDays"](CurrentDate,"%Y%m%d" -1);


      I get an error Overflow on this one. Maybe I am doing it in some kind of wrong order ?

      • ebarbera's avatar

        Hi DainiusA  - 


        I believe this is the code you are looking for : Log["Message"](aqConvert["DateTimeToFormatStr"](YesterdayDate, "%Y%m%d"));


        Let me know if this helps. 



  • Hi,

    What is the end goal here? Maybe there is a easier pre-built method.


    • DainiusA's avatar

      Hello, Matt,


      The end goal is that I have a  keyboard  form in which 

      ineed to press the numbers accordingly the yesterday date and today date:






      The full script that I wrote for it to work:


      //USEUNIT KeypadNumbers

      function SeniorCashierCoordinatesDateClick()
      var DateYesterday = (aqConvert["DateTimeToFormatStr"](aqDateTime["Today"](), "%Y%m%d") -1);
      var DateToday = (aqConvert["DateTimeToFormatStr"](aqDateTime["Today"](), "%Y%m%d"));

      Log["Message"]("Date inputed: " + (aqConvert["DateTimeToFormatStr"](aqDateTime["Today"](), "%Y%m%d") -1));
      for (var i = 0; i < aqString["GetLength"](DateYesterday); i++)
      PressNumber( aqString["GetChar"](DateYesterday, i));

      Log["Message"]("Date inputed: " + aqConvert["DateTimeToFormatStr"](aqDateTime["Today"](), "%Y%m%d") )
      for (var i = 0; i < aqString["GetLength"](DateToday); i++)
      PressNumber( aqString["GetChar"](DateToday, i));


      It works for me perfectly on any other day. But I have an issue then it comes to the first day of the month