Looks like the only way is to substring out the pieces and concat them

Do you have my iDate User Defined Function installed
(www.think400.dk/downloads.htm)? It includes a function called
ConvertToIDate that will take a date data type field and convert to an
integer so the following would work.

SELECT char(convertToiDate(Current Date)) FROM sysibm/sysdummy1

This gives you


On Fri, Oct 19, 2012 at 1:42 PM, Stone, Joel <Joel.Stone@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
I have a 6 character field named "todaysDate" that I want to load with today's date using SQL.

The stmt below works well, but one would think that there should be a much simpler stmt to load a commonly used date format.

Is there a simpler SQL stmt?


update myFile set todaysDate = right(replace(char(current date,iso),'-',''),6)

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