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Match dates that are not in the future

PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2019 3:44 pm
by DerHexer
Hi there,

been using hazel for a couple of years now and also helped in some beta versions.
Love how it evolved and incorporated it into a new workflow.
There is now a situation, where date matching chooses the wrong date and I think that could be an idea for a future feature:

- pdf is about a contract (e.g. hosting package)
- pdf has multiple dates: date of document + a couple of dates in the future for the domains (e.g. "01.02.2019 - 31.02.2020"), because paid in advance
- the OCR caught the document date AFTER the dates for the domains
- therefor "Match first occurrence" doesn't work
- but: only the document date is in the past, all others are in the future

So, my suggestion is, to add a selection to say "Match first occurrence in the past" or " the future".

Is that feasible or any idea you would consider at all?
I think, that would greatly help with these special situations.

Re: Match dates that are not in the future

PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2019 11:47 am
by Mr_Noodle
Are you using automatic date detection? Have you tried specifying the format manually?