how do you do conversion of text to numbers or dates?
I've found the conversion text 2 number but haven't found a way to convert a number (text format) using german notation to a number directly. My workaround is to replace all ',' with '.' and then convert to number but this doesn't feel right. Is there a way to specify the locale or at least to provide a pattern for parsing?
I haven't found a way to directly convert a date in text form to a date object. I've parsed the date myself and created the date by specifying day, month and year number. This is very error prone. Is there a better way? Can the locale or a pattern be specified?
Thanks in advance,
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