julian date transformation

Is there any way to transform a date (dd/mm/yy) into Julian format. I couldn’t find a specific format mask for this in the developer guide. Is there any specific format mask, that will help me in doing this or do I need to write a transformer service to do so.

Any help can be appreciated.

Use the dateTimeFormat with current pattern set to dd/MM/yy what you have and new pattern set to 1yyDDD.

This method is limited, it assumes the Julian date will always begin with a 1. This is not always true. For instance; if I run 12/15/1956, I get the same result as when I run 12/15/2056. Intelligence must be added to sense the century to get accuracy across centuries. We had to write a simple service to do this.