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Military register dates

Posted: 13 Dec 2012 10:20PM GMT
Classification: Query
I know if there are multiple dates (other than a birth date) we are to index the latest date listed as the military date. My question is this...if there are two dates (neither of which is a birth date) and one date has a year and one date doesn't, do I just ignore the date without the year and automatically index the date that includes the year? And is it not conceivable that the date without the year is actually the later of the two dates?

Thanx,
Dawn
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Re: Military register dates

Posted: 13 Dec 2012 10:53PM GMT
Classification: Query
I think we have to key the date that has the year, because we can't assume what year the other date should have.

Re: Military register dates

Posted: 14 Dec 2012 7:11PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thank you....that's what I will go with.

Dawn

Re: Military register dates

Posted: 19 Dec 2012 11:18PM GMT
Classification: Query
In the example you gave the "Last cruise" column lists month and year, which in each case would be prior to the date in the preceding column which lists the date the officer took up their "current" duty. I have been ignoring the "Last cruise" column for that reason, with it not being the most recent date.
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