• Subject: RE: UDATE moving to 8 digits???
  • From: Neil Palmer <npalmer@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 7 May 1998 15:58:33 -0600

Al has just confirmed what we've long suspected - there are no AS/400
manuals in Rochester !    :-)



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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Al Barsa Jr. [SMTP:barsa2@ibm.net]
> Sent: Thursday, May 07, 1998 3:11 AM
> To:   MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
> Subject:      Re: UDATE moving to 8 digits???
> 
> At 05:36 PM 5/6/98 -0400, you wrote:
> >At 03:49 PM 5/6/98 -0400, you wrote:
> >>One of the folks here was told by a software vendor that IBM had
> plans to 
> >>change UDATE from 6,0 to 8,0.  Has anybody else heard of this?  In
> my 
> >>infinite wisdom (snort) I dismissed this as preposterous, but I
> thought 
> >>I'd check on the off chance...
> 
> >COOL thought.
> >We would  need another system value 
> >for UDATE
> >  *OLD = 6 digits
> >  * NEW = 8 digits 
> 
> This is not really system value material.
> 
> First of all, UDATE is an RPG construct only.
> 
> Secondly, changing UDATE, per se, would only make many programs fail.
> I'm
> in Rochester, and have no manuals, but didn't IBM give us *DATE in an
> 8
> character format?????
> 
> Al
> 
> 
> Al Barsa, Jr.
> Barsa Consulting, LLC.
> 
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