• Subject: Re: ISO Dates
  • From: Glenn Ericson <Glenn-Ericson@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 11 Mar 1999 15:29:23 -0500

At 01:10 PM 3/11/99 -0600, you wrote:
>Hello to all!
>I have looked thru the archives and could not find an answer so thought
>I would just ask.
>We have decided on all new developement to use ISO dates.  The
>programmer who is working on the first implementation of this has ran
>into some problems.  It is his contention that:
>1.  If you define a date with type L on the screen.  This field may not
>be left blank and the users must enter 0001-01-01.  
>2.  Doing a cpyf if the field is blank, it is initialized to the current
>3.  We will need to define dates on the screen a 8,0 and within the
>program do the date validation manually and handle 0 and 0001-01-01.  
>I guess if #3 is the way we need to go it will only take a couple of
>moves, a couple of ifs,  and a test statement.  Are there any other
>suggestions of how this is being handled.
>Thanks in advance.
>Alison Herman
Alison -
honestly, I am not  real keen on  inputting 8 digit dates from a prior of 6
digits. It does not  tend to make friends in the data entry area. You would
be better off  using a standardized I/O window logic for  displays and
reports. The routine  could  feed into *ISO format be processed and then
live on disk that way


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