• Subject: Re: Build Timestamp?
  • From: Francis Lapeyre <flapeyre@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 30 Sep 1997 18:31:16 -0500
  • Organization: Communiqué, Inc. User

Dave Mahadevan wrote:
> Kahn, David wrote:
> > Francis Lapeyre (flapeyre@COMMUNIQUE.NET) wrote:
> >
> > >Kahn, David wrote:
> > >>
> > >> The TIME opcode requires a numeric result field. Crazy though it
> > >> sounds
> > >> you cannot TIME straight into a timestamp field.
> > >
> > >TIME to a timestamp field works, all right, but only if you have
> > V3R7.
> >
> > Thanks for the information, Francis. We're still stuck on V3R2 for
> the
> >
> > time being. It does seem as though a timestamp should be a natural
> > target for TIME - saves all that messing around. Another
> > incompatibility
> > between V3R2 and V3R7. Don't tell Dave M .  :-)
> >
> I heard that.   What bothers  me is 60% of the machines are on
> V3R1/V3R2
> and IBM does not care.  Maybe they are taking a leaf from Microsoft.
> BTW, David G, I have a procedure which calls the ILE CEELOCT routine
> to
> return the time stamp.  Since you cant get microseconds, I optionally
> set the microseconds field to show elapsed time from the last call.
> The
> usage is  EVAL  TIMES = P_TIMESTMP.  Let me know if you want me to
> post
> the code.
> --
> Thank You.
> Regards
> Dave Mahadevan.. mailto:mahadevan@fuse.net

Thanks, David.. I wrote some programs in RPG IV to do all of our date
stuff, and get us ready for Y3K. They have a date range of 1900-2899 (7
digit CYYMMDD date fields are the shop standard). We will probably
expand our date fields on screen, where practical, to 4 digit years. The
nice part about this approach is that all the work is done by 2
programs, and if the 1940-2039 "window" should change, I need only make
the change there. For birth dates, and the like, it'll be 4 digit years,
no matter what.

I'm still interested in your routines, just to see how the rest of the
world is doing it.. :)
    Francis Lapeyre                       flapeyre@communique.net
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