• Subject: RE: L-date fields
  • From: Glenn Ericson <Glenn-Ericson@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 15 Sep 1997 01:23:47 -0400

Booth it is not just splitting the information apart to strip CC out, but
the related information on the screen or  database that helps decide the CC
piece.  To stay with your theme lets assume you have to  enter the year of
birth of the mother. It could be done as just  YY (say 75) any  everyone
would know it should be completed as1975 no  other.  There are many other
data dependent relationships.  How about term insurance policies, home
insurance policies.  Even 80/20 logic  could be applied in  many cases from
the screen and  a full 4 digit year in the database for all the related
niceties  that brings. (You  could use screen and report interchangeably
for out put )

An interesting anomalies comes up  when you  talk D_O_B  with the AS/400
system >40 fixed window technique.  Say you are born in 1939, if you let
the system decide it will say what ? 2039 ?

Glenn
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At 04:31 PM 9/14/97 +0000, you wrote:
>Glenn, I understand that and do it regularly.  Date sold is yyyymmdd in
>the record and mm/dd/yy on the screen and in reports.  My point though is
>that d-o-b and a few others like that should be yyyymmdd in the record
>too, but on screen and in reports I believe it should be mm/dd/yyyy.  I
>believe we should expect those that deal in that area to accept that.  The
>"extra" keystrokes only are a bother on new entries, and for those if one
>wants to put in an initial value then the value is determined by the use. 
>The birthing center at a hospital probably wants *DATE in there, for
>instance.
>
>on 09/14/97 at 01:55 AM, Glenn Ericson <Glenn-Ericson@att.net> said:
>
>It is  possible to  have 2 digits on the screen or report and 4 in the
>database. Here you  window the input/output with some sort of intelligent
>date routines.
>
>The intelligence part comes from  other information displayed near and
>around  the date on the same  screen or line.
>
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>Contract Programming, Inc.
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