method %OnNew(initvalue As %String) as %Status [ Language = objectscript ]
Inherited description: This callback method is invoked by the %New() method to
provide notification that a new instance of an object is being created.
If this method returns an error then the object will not be created.
It is passed the arguments provided in the %New call.
When customizing this method, override the arguments with whatever variables and types you expect to receive from %New().
For example, if you're going to call %New, passing 2 arguments, %OnNew's signature could be:
Method %OnNew(dob as %Date = "", name as %Name = "") as %Status
If instead of returning a %Status code this returns an oref and this oref is a subclass of the current
class then this oref will be the one returned to the caller of %New method.
classmethod ParseDate(value, hasTime, format, sep) [ Language = objectscript ]
Convert a string to a date value.
Handles the following formats:
'T'|'t' => today, T+n t-n
'' => ''
2005-12-20,2005/12/20,2005 12 20
Various date formats supported by COS
Returns either '', -1 (for invalid dates)
or a date string in the form YYYY-MM-DD
(or in the format specified by format and sep)
classmethod createDate(year, month, day) [ Language = objectscript ]