Your other option is to constantly parse your dates whenever you need to us them, like here for instance. This is particularly nasty if you don't use 0's for place holders, eg: 2004121 - what day is that? Is that december 1st or january 21'st?
So if this months is december i want an alert message that shows me the dates that are before this month. So all dates that are before december. My date format is 20041002 so this would so an alert message date expired.
How would i use the month function to show any date thats before the current month