• Subject: Re: ISO Dates
  • From: "Emilio Padilla" <vpadilla@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 11 Mar 1999 14:03:34 -0600

Hi,
when you create a field type L on a database and you import his description
to SDA (f10), you will have a field type B(10).

If you want to have a special value on a database when you do a cpyf this
field on the database most have the DFT() keyword on it.  The default is
sysdate.

Emilio Padilla

-----Original Message-----
From: Alison Herman <alison@gmdsolutions.com>
To: MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com <MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com>
Date: Thursday, March 11, 1999 1:49 PM
Subject: ISO Dates


>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
>date.
>
>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
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