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Thursday
Jun142012

Serialize Date Fields

 

A few days ago a co-worker of mine came to me with a problem when working on an iOS mobile app procedure. She was developing a procedure that would upload records into her Salesforce org using SQlite queries. Upon doing so, however, she kept getting a message saying that her dates couldn’t be serialized. Before coming to me she checked with a few other folks here who suggested some other options like using ASCII notation “/” in the dates, but to no avail. After sitting with her for a minute, I realized the solution was pretty easy and now I’m sharing it with you guys. Hope this helps!

 

//setting the dateFormatter

    NSTimeInterval startDateSeconds = [[NSDate myDate] timeIntervalSince1970];

 

    NSDate *dateStart = [NSDate dateWithTimeIntervalSince1970:dateStartSeconds];

    

    NSDateFormatter* df_utc = [[[NSDateFormatteralloc] init] autorelease];

 

    [df_utc setTimeZone:[NSTimeZonetimeZoneWithName:@"UTC"]];

    [df_utc setDateFormat:@"yyyy-MM-dd'T'HH:mm:ss.000'Z'"];


    NSString *dateStartString = [df_utc stringFromDate:dateStart];

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