Date System using negative Numbers

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Gantra
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Fri Dec 01, 2017 10:49 pm Post

I am writing a sci-fi novel set a million years in the future. I have decided the simplest way is to use positive and negative numbers around a key point in time where my narrative formally begins which is date 0.

However, at present if I use a simple text field for the meta-field and use a negative sign it will not order the negative numbers correctly. Do you have a suggestion as to how I could do this? Or can you create an enhancement to the metafield options that would handle this scenario? This is like a BC/AD type of date system.

Example:

-1,000,000/01/01
-800,000/01/01
-700,000/01/01
-200,000/01/01
0/01/01
14/01/01
120/01/01
300/01/01

Thanks so much! Loving Scrivener 3.