The following command:

             CMD        PROMPT('Pass in a date')
             PARM       KWD(DATE) TYPE(*DATE) PROMPT('A valid date')

and RPG program:

diso              s               d
C     *entry        plist
C                   parm                    cymd              7
C     *cymd0        move      cymd          iso
c     iso           dsply
C                   move      '1'           *inlr
C                   return

should do the trick.  Note that Command Analyzer converts both 2-digit and
4-digit Dates to a common CYMD format when passing the Date to the CPP.

Bruce Vining

>
>I'm starting to experiment with RPG IV's date data types, and have a
>question. I read about the DATFMT keyword on the H-spec, and that's
>fine.
>
>I will be sending a date from a command (6 or 8 char) through to a CL
>then to RPG IV. In RPG IV I want to use that passed date as date data.
>Do I just create a date variable, then move the passed variable to it?
>Does it matter that it's character rather than numeric?
>

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