• Subject: Re: Questions on CONVERT-DATE-TIME and ADD-DURATION
  • From: Jon.Paris@xxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 29 Feb 2000 07:03:29 -0500

 >> That misunderstanding was definitely part of my problem.  I thought you told
CONVERT-DATE-TIME what you were converting to, not what you were converting

I think (like in RPG) it can be either.  I don't have a manual handy so I'm
guessing but ...... When trying to understand what the manual means, the
important thing to remember is that you have to tell the compiler about the
thing the it doesn't already know.  If you are going from a char field to a
"real" date, the compiler already knows the format of the date - it has no idea
what the format of the char field is - so that is what you have to tell it.  If
you have a real date and you are targeting a char field then again the compiler
knows about the date so you tell it the format you want for the char field.

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