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Re: SQL stmt to load a commonly used date format



fixed

SELECT char(convertToiDate(Current Date, '*MDY')) FROM
sysibm/sysdummy1

gives

101912


On Fri, Oct 19, 2012 at 1:58 PM, <rob@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Alan,

Did you notice the RIGHT(...,6)? I think the poor SOB wanted a 6 digit
date.


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From: Alan Campin <alan0307d@xxxxxxxxx>
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion <midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx>,
Date: 10/19/2012 03:56 PM
Subject: Re: SQL stmt to load a commonly used date format
Sent by: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx



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

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

CHAR
20121019

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?

Thanks




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



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