• Subject: 'L' Data Type and Null Values
  • From: bvining@xxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 27 May 98 12:35:42 CDT

Mani,

Though one (or at least I) cannot predict the future with complete
accuracy, I would not count on seeing Blanks as a valid value for Date
fields in any near future.  Null is valid as a value today, but the
actual data used to represent Null is still required to represent a
valid date (that is legitimate Year, Month, Day values) that should
only be used after testing for the Null extension/attribute.

Please note that this requirement is not unique to AS/400 and DB2/400.

Bruce Vining

>
>Hello,
>
>Is IBM planning to support Null/Blank values for the Date ('L') data type?
>
>...Mani
>

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