We have several 'time-aware' datasets, but the dates are stored as YEAR (2017), SCHOOLYEAR (20172018), etc. rather than a true DATETIME value.
In order to animate these datasets, is it possible to create a dummy DATETIME value using a virtual field in QGIS?
I've tried so far to create a virtual field using the following expression:
to_datetime(LEFT("SCHOOLYEAR",4) || '-' || '10' || '-' || '01')
Which looks correct:
...though in the attribute table there is an added T - which might be acceptable based on the formats I get in the error below...
But when I apply the layer to the timemanager, I get this error:
Any thoughts on what format / expression I should be using given my inputs?