[LON-CAPA-users] getting the due date for a problem

Bob Gonzales lon-capa-users@mail.lon-capa.org
Tue, 27 May 2008 14:54:10 -0400

Thanks for all the information so far.  It
appears that to get &due_date() to work at
all you have to use it on a published 
item.  That seems pretty obvious once 
someone tells you about it!

So, I a little testing with dates on a
2 part problem and saw the following:

- if you set dates on the parts first and 
don't set a date on the whole problem then 
&due_date() returns the date for each part.  

- if you set a date on the whole problem then
that overrides the part dates as far as
&due_date is concerned and it returns the
due date for the whole problem even if run
in the individual parts.

- Navigate Contents always shows the correct
dates for each part and the whole problem.

This is a little odd but I think I can
live with it since I want the due date
on the last part of the problem which 
isn't in a part so I get the date
for the whole problem from &due_date().

Thanks again,
Bob Gonzales
Binghamton University
Chemistry Dept
PO Box 6000
Binghamton, NY  13902
FAX: (607)7774478