• Subject: Re: DATFMT
  • From: Paul Tuohy <tuohyp@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 24 Jul 1998 00:47:20 +0100

David, Neil just said it. You can specify any DATFMT for the date field, but the
literal in the INZ keyword must conform to the DATFMT on the H Spec ( default
*ISO ).

Ain't it a bummer.

Hans identified the reasoning behind it. But I think it is six of one and half a
dozen of the other ;-).

Paul Tuohy

David Prowak wrote:

> Paul,
> Maybe I'm missing the point here, but this from the ILE RPG/400 Reference
> Manual:
> DATFMT(fmt{separator})
> The DATFMT keyword specifies the internal date format for date literals and
> the default internal format for date fields within the program.  You can
> specify a different internal date format for a particular field by
> specifying the format with the DATFMT keyword on the definition
> specification for that field.
> Doesn't this say that I should be able to define a standalone field, with a
> date format
> other then that of the default format for this module?
> Dave

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