Validating date fields in OCL

How to validate dates in OCL expressions.

Bold allows the model to specify a list of constraints in OCL (Object Constraint Language). The problem that I encountered was that OCL didn't understand a simple expression such as "startDate <= endDate" which is what I am used to doing in Delphi.



The solution is to cast the date as a "float" value. The following expression works perfectly.



startDate.DateTimeAsFloat <= endDate.DateTimeAsFloat



Information provided by Eric Holton on the Bold news groups, thanks Eric!.

 

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