• Subject: Re: multiple time zones on 1 AS/400
  • From: Buck Calabro <mcalabro@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 11 Nov 1997 10:56:01 -0500

Gamache, Fred (HT-EX) wrote:
> 
> I have an AS/400 on the East coast, supporting users on the West coast
> (and East coast).  I'm running into a problem at month end, when my West
> coast users need to work until midnight (their time) to ship orders.  My
> AS/400's date has changed to be the new month, since it is after
> midnight in the East, so my West coast users transactions are now dated
> with the wrong month.  Anyone else dealing with East/West time zone
> issues?
> 

Fred,

        Imagine that you are Mobil and that you have an office in every time 
zone.  What do you do? You don't use the clock for determining the value
of the current transaction month. Define a cutoff time in UT and call that EOM.
When EOM occurs, you update a data area/control file/etc. to reflect the
"current transaction month" value. It's really no different than having a 
separate
"accounting period" value: it's sort of linked to the calendar, but not too
closely.

Buck Calabro
Commsoft

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