• Subject: Re: L-date field again
  • From: Glenn Ericson <Glenn-Ericson@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 28 Dec 1997 00:32:33 -0500

At 12:40 AM 12/28/97 +0000, you wrote:
>At 10:03 AM 12/26/97 -0500, you wrote:
>>Now, one of these new files will have records updated in an existing RPG
>>program.  I tried    C      MOVE UDATE     DATEL
>>It compiles with a warning message about the LDATE field being ignored.
>You need to compile RPG3 code with cvtopt(*datetime) in order to use date
>fields at all. You will not be able to move UDATE to DATEL unless your date
>format exactly matches that of DATEL. You can resort to a data structure or
>use XLATE to get the job done, but RPG won't do it for you automatically
>like it does with RPG4.
>Pete Hall

True,  also assume you are at or above V2R3 with all the PTFs in place.

You might also consider the  common  ILE APIs such as  QWCCVTDT
to  convert formats.

Beyond that there is a  nice set of AS/400 Standard  date routines 
commercially available that presents  over 100 different variations
 of 2  &  4  digit  dates  including  duration  and day of week  calcs.

The   package  even  does the file conversion programs, validates the data,
constructs the new files LF & PF then  moves the data over. 

 Got the  feeling it  might  even  work as a good  bridge tool too.

Happy Holidays

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