I have to convert a string value that is coming from a Database to Time
format to be placed into the IDM Vault.

The attribute is the HIRE DATE and the CONTRACT END DATE from the database.

So when the Database app creates a new contractor they want to create
the ID in the IDM Vault. But they want to populate auxilary class
attributes to store the HIRE DATE and the CONTRACTOR END DATE in eDirectory

AND they want to build logic that will do soemthing when those dates
come up. Like email the contractor's end date is approaching, and in
eDir I expect those dates need to be in TIME format to run this logic

So, how do you read a string value in YYYYMMDD format and convert it to
eDirectory's CTIME format and store in a TIME axu class attribute?

Any suggestions would be appreciated