Interestingly if you change the definitions of the two timestamps to be dates - no need to change anything else - The answer is then correct (I tested by computing Months as well) so there's apparently nothing wrong with the values you are loading.

I don't see any APARs or anything on the IBM site so unless anyone else can spot something I'd suggest opening an APAR.

Jon Paris

On 9-Jul-09, at 7:02 PM, Patrick Archibald wrote:


I'm having trouble with the COBOL ILE FUNCTION FIND-DURATION on OS/400
V5R3M0. I'm trying to calculate the number of years between two timestamps.
The function in the example code returns 100 instead of 1. Can anyone tell
me what I'm doing wrong? See the code here:

Here are the commands I used to compile the module and create the program:

Module FINDDUR created in library QGPL on 07/09/09 at 19:01:18.
crtpgm qgpl/finddur
Program FINDDUR created in library QGPL.

Rock on, PLA

Patrick L Archibald
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