• Subject: Re: UDATE moving to 8 digits???
  • From: Jeff Gunter <JeffGunter@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 11 May 1998 19:07:30 -0500

If I'm not mistaken, UDATE returns the job date and *DATE returns the system
date.  This can be very important to a program's processes.

Jeff Gunter
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> 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

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