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amanfredi (at gmail)

2038 DateTime Problem

Reported by amanfredi (at gmail) | March 2nd, 2010 @ 01:07 PM | in Bugs

This is really a bug in ruby rather than sunspot, but I think the workaround is fairly easy.

On 32 bit systems, Time can't handle dates outside the 1901-2038 range. Rails helpfully converts these to DateTimes, but DateTime.xmlschema does not correctly add the trailing 'Z' required by solr's time format.

t = Time.parse('Apr 1, 2020') => Wed Apr 01 00:00:00 +0000 2020 t.class => Time t2 = t + 20.years => Sun, 01 Apr 2040 00:00:00 +0000 t2.class => DateTime t.utc.xmlschema => "2020-04-01T00:00:00Z" t2.utc.xmlschema => "2040-04-01T00:00:00+00:00"

Thus, I would recommend explicitly using strftime instead of the xmlschema method.

t2.utc.strftime("%Y-%m-%dT%H:%M:%SZ") => "2040-04-01T00:00:00Z"

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