Comparing dates

Talend Data Preparation User Guide

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Comparing dates allows you to know, for example, if the dates contained in the selected column are before or after a given date.

Procedure

  1. Select a column containing dates.
  2. In the Functions panel, type Compare Dates and click the result to open the options for the associated function.
  3. In the Compare mode list, choose the comparison mode. You can compare the column with another column or with a given date.

Results

The dates contained in the selected column are compared, either with a date you entered or with dates contained in another column. The result of the comparison is written in a new column, true when the condition is matched, false when the condition is not.