• Subject: Re: FMTDTA/#GSORT Challenge
  • From: "James W. Kilgore" <qappdsn@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 02 Dec 1997 23:06:44 +0000
  • Organization: Progressive Data Systems, Inc.

Charles L. Massoglia wrote:

> You have a 6 digit packed MMDDYY date in positions 1-4 of a file.  How do
> you sort the date in YYMMDD order using FMTDTA or #GSORT?

Let's see...how about:
      FND   3   3                the '9' of 97
      FNP   4   4                the '7' of 97
      FNC   1   3                the 012029

> For extra credit, how to you select a range of dates in MMDDYY format, e.g.
> 120297 to 011598>

     I D    3   3GEC9
     IAP   4   4GEC7
     IAC   1   3GEC012029
     IAD   3   3LEC9
     IAP    4   4LEC8
     IAC   1   3GEC001159

If I'm right does it mean I won't be getting that lump of coal in my stocking
AGAIN this year?

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