# [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.
Nice!
- 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
(607)777-2698
FAX: (607)7774478
rgonzal@binghamton.edu