• Subject: Re: Change System Date for Y2K Testing
  • From: Jeff Gunter <JeffGunter@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 27 Jul 1998 17:15:16 -0500

No warranties expressed or implied and I have no personal knowledge of this
product,, but this was in the Newswire/400 Email a few weeks ago.

So you've gone line by line through reams of code changing dates
but you're leery of changing your AS/400's system date to do your
testing? Systems analyst and consultant T.V.S. Murthy has a tool
you might be interested in.

Murthy has developed a free date simulator for V3R7 and higher
RISC AS/400s that lets you set a pseudo-system date for AS/400
jobs running in a test environment without affecting the system
date, letting production jobs run in parallel with test jobs. The
date simulator works with programs written in RPG III, RPG IV, CL,
and Cobol. So far, Murthy has tested the tool only on his own
system, but he says it works great. For complete information and a
free download of the tool, visit Murthy's Web site at

http://www2.netdoor.com/~tvsm/datevm_1.htm .

Sue Underwood wrote:

> Hello all...
> We are looking for a way to test our Y2K converted applications by changing
> the system date and then performing a "real-time" systems test.  We have a
> separate AS/400 (V3R7) for development and will not affect our production
> systems.  What types of problems can we expect in relation to the operating
> system, licenses, other products, etc.?   If you don't plan to change the
> system date, then how do you plan to get a 'real-time' test?  Any and all
> responses will be appreciated.
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Jeff Gunter
IBM Certified Specialist - AS/400 RPG Programmer
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