Date extraction

Extract Dates is an operation that identifies and extracts dates from text.

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Written by Tomas Larsson
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Keywords: detect dates, extract dates

The Extract Dates operation extracts dates from text and outputs them as a collection. Dates in the text can be in any commonly used format. The date output is in the ISO 8601 format (for example 2021-01-01T00:00:00). Use date format conversion to change the date format.

Step-by-step guide

1. Open the operation configuration window

Select the text field that you want to apply the operation to in the Schema workbench and click the "Add operation" button at the top of the workspace.

Search for "Extract dates" or find the operation under "Content extraction" and click it.

2. Name of the output collection

Under "Output field name", type the name of the output collection.

3. Apply the operation

Click "Apply" to run the operation. Dates have now been extracted from the text and inserted into the output collection.

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