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Validate SystemDateTime in groovy script used in SAP CPI


I'm trying to get the system datetime by declaring this in content modifier and then getting that value into groovy script for a validation.

// Declaring the date in CM


format used is :


In the groovy script I have declared as below.

def today = map.get("Today");

it.employmentNav.EmpEmployment.endDate.text() < today

the value for 'endDate' from EC comes as '2020-02-16T00:00:00.000' .

So when I'm trying to execute the iflow, this is not recognizing the correct date format, somewhere its going wrong,

can you please help on this?

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  • Posted on May 12 at 08:10 AM

    Hi Sethuraman

    You don't need to store the system date in a Property using a Content Modifier to achieve this. Do something like the following in your script:

    def today = new Date()
    def endDate = Date.parse("yyyy-MM-dd'T'HH:mm:ss.SSS", it.employmentNav.EmpEmployment.endDate.text())
    if (endDate < today) {
        // The end date has already occurred.

    This turns the contents of the EC field into a Date object, and compares it to the current date and time.



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    • Hi Sethuraman Tamilarasan

      That would probably be something like this:

      def today = new Date()
      xmlData.EmpJob.findAll {
        it.emplStatusNav.PicklistOption.picklistLabels.PicklistLabel.label.text() == 'Terminated' && 
          Date.parse("yyyy-MM-dd'T'HH:mm:ss.SSS", it.employmentNav.EmpEmployment.endDate.text()) < today
      }.each {

      But getting the specific script to run is your task. It is never a good idea to copypaste code, you don't fully understand, into a solution you are responsible for maintaining.



  • Posted on May 12 at 06:21 AM

    Hi Sethuraman,

    Could you assign the endDate to a Date type variable.

    Currently you are trying to compare text with Date type which might be causing the issue.

    Please refer below answer by Sriprasad Shivaram Bhat

    hope this helps!

    thanks and regards,

    Praveen T

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