Hi.

I have been busy the latest weeks, but thanks to all of you for hints and tips. And a happy new year.

Mvh. / Regards / Terveisin

Geir




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From: cobol400-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:cobol400-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Jon Paris
Sent: Thursday, December 06, 2012 5:16 PM
To: COBOL Programming on the iSeries/AS400
Subject: Re: [COBOL400-L] Automatic reply to inquirymsgs in cobol-pgms

Oooppppsss - senior moment - forgot the link http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/iseries/v5r4/index.jsp?topic=%2Fapis%2Fhll2.htm

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On 2012-12-06, at 10:36 AM, Jon Paris wrote:

COBOL actually has a built-in mechanisms for this - They are different for OPM COBOL and ILE COBOL but you'll find the links here.

We added this support way back when I was responsible for COBOL architecture but sadly most COBOL shops seem unaware of it. It should handle the kind of situation you describe.


On 2012-12-06, at 10:15 AM, <geir.kildal@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Hi.

I'm looking for a method to get automatic reply to inqmsg in running Cobol-pgms.
Example: A batch containing CL-programs and Cobolpgms is runnig. A cobolpgm fails and awaits reply (I, D, C etc). How can this be answered automatically, and how will I know that an error has occurred afterwards?

Regards

Geir Kildal






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[mailto:cobol400-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Jim Essinger
Sent: Thursday, November 29, 2012 12:05 AM
To: COBOL Programming on the iSeries/AS400
Subject: Re: [COBOL400-L] how to extract the most common date format
- YYYYMMDD

Nice Jon!

Group levels are always character, so that makes sense!

Jim


On Wed, Nov 28, 2012 at 2:53 PM, Jon Paris <jon.paris@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Sorry - I misunderstood the original intent.

There's a much easier answer than the one you derived - you should
be able to just redefine the target field. It may not fit directly
into what you are doing depending on how/where A0468X-DUE-DATE is
defined but all you need to do is this:

01 ATR.

05 A0468X-DUE-DATE.

10 ws-num-date Pic 9(8).

and then:
compute ws-num-date
= function EXTRACT-DATE-TIME (ws-date '@Y%m%d').

A0468X-DUE-DATE is now an alpha field with the desired value.



On 2012-11-28, at 2:57 PM, Stone, Joel wrote:

Thanks but here is IBM doc example from "Websphere Development
Studio
ILE COBOL reference" v5 SC09-2539-02:

MOVE FUNCTION EXTRACT-DATE-TIME (date-2 '%m/%d') to alphanum-1.

It's a stinker - I guess I will have to format as 2012/11/28 and
then
SUBSTRING out the slashes.

It seems that once the slashes or spaces are gone from the edit
string,
the compiler chokes because it thinks it is numeric.

Is it possible that it is impossible to pull the most common date
format? Does no one else use the cobol compiler with dates?


So here is the ugly code that I created:

move function EXTRACT-DATE-TIME (ws-date '@Y/%m/%d')
to ws-date-yyyy-mm-dd
string ws-date-yyyy-mm-dd (1:4)
ws-date-yyyy-mm-dd (6:2)
ws-date-yyyy-mm-dd (9:2)
delimited by size into A0468X-DUE-DATE of AFTR

Does anyone else use DATE functions in COBOL/ILE? Maybe the are
full of
bugs??

There are no examples on a google search.





-----Original Message-----
From: cobol400-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:
cobol400-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Jon Paris
Sent: Wednesday, November 28, 2012 12:20 PM
To: COBOL Programming on the iSeries/AS400
Subject: Re: [COBOL400-L] how to extract the most common date
format
-
YYYYMMDD

Haven't got time to test Joel but if I recall correctly the editing
should go in the target field's pic.


On 2012-11-28, at 1:16 PM, Stone, Joel wrote:

This works:

move function EXTRACT-DATE-TIME (ws-date '@Y %m %d')
to A0468X-DUE-DATE of AFTR

But result is "2012 11 28" (embedded spaces).

The obvious fix is

move function EXTRACT-DATE-TIME (ws-date '@Y%m%d')
<--------no spaces between ymd
to A0468X-DUE-DATE of AFTR


But this gives compiler error

* 445 MSGID: LNC2780 SEVERITY: 30 SEQNBR: 027800
Message . . . . : Numeric function 'FUNCTION
EXTRACT-DATE-TIME' was
found, but was not allowed in this context. Statement
discarded.


Any idea how to get YYYYMMDD result?

Thanks

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