How compare on Linq Where Datetime to Array

MiguelBT 96 Reputation points


I intend to compare the dates in a list with the dates in an array.

I tried to compare converting to string but without result:

string [] _search_date;
result = result.Where(x => _search_date.Contains(x.mp_orders.dateOrder.Value.ToString())).ToList();

I tried converting my string array to datetime array to intersect but with no result.:

List<DateTime?> _search_datetime = new List<DateTime?>();
foreach (string item in _search_date)
result = result.Where(x => _search_datetime.Intersect(x.mp_orders.dateOrder)).ToList();

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  1. Bruce ( 59,036 Reputation points

    Intersect() returns a new collection of matching elements, not bool. assuming dateOder is a collection then it is:

    .Where(x => _search_datetime.Intersect(x.mp_orders.dateOrder).Count() > 0);

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  2. Lan Huang-MSFT 27,716 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor

    Hi @MiguelBT,

    From your code, mp_orders.dateOrder should be of type List<DateTime?>.

    You can also use the following code:

    result = result.Where(x => _search_datetime.Intersect(x.mp_orders.dateOrder).Any()).ToList();

    Enumerable.Any Method:Determines whether any element of a sequence exists or satisfies a condition.

    Best regards,
    Lan Huang

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