• Subject: re: L-date fields
  • From: cmassoglia@xxxxxxxxxxx (Charlie Massoglia)
  • Date: Wed, 10 Sep 1997 20:49:07 -0400 (EDT)

>Some days I just want to whimper.   
>OK.  I decided to stick my toe back in the water with a date field.  I was
>having trouble getting a CL program to display today's date as an 8-digit
>date, with date separators and then recovering that field and verifying
>that it is still some valid date.  CVTDAT works but there's a goto, and
>that upsets the purists.  
>So I says to myself, I says, "Hey! Then use an L-date field! Just what the
>doctor ordered.  Stop busting Carr's chops, try it out."  Well, a screen
>format doesn't have any idea what an L-date field is.  CL doesn't either. 
>Or is there another page in the book that I should be looking at?
Display and printer file DDS currently do not support date, time, or
timestamp data types.  You have to define a character or numeric field on
the sceen and use the MOVE op code to move the date, time, or timestamp
field from the file to the character or numeric field on the screen.

Charlie Massoglia, Massoglia Technical Consulting, Inc.
PO Box 1065, Okemos, MI 48854, USA
517-676-9700  Fax: 517-676-1006  EMAIL: cmassoglia@voyager.net

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