• Subject: Re: UDATE moving to 8 digits???
  • From: Glenn Ericson <Glenn-Ericson@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 12 May 1998 09:06:53 -0400

Both return the same date from the system functions 
but
UDATE  is the original  that  gives a  6 digit date 
*DATE  is the 8 digit version to support the  century 

Likely  you will see a lot of UDATE to * DATE changes  
during Y2K conversions.

Glenn
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At 07:07 PM 5/11/98 -0500, you wrote:
>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.
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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...
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>> >COOL thought.
>> >We would  need another system value
>> >for UDATE
>> >  *OLD = 6 digits
>> >  * NEW = 8 digits
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