• Subject: RE: The 1972 Y2K fix
  • From: "Sattler, Phil" <PSattler@xxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 4 Sep 1999 10:01:57 -0400

I worked on a Y2K project where the dates in the files were back dated 28
years. Every time a date must be printed or displayed, the 28 years must be
added to the date in the data file. Remember to subtract the 28 years
whenever a system date is used in the program, including the date from the
program status data structure. Dates stored as character fields are the most
challenging, especially when you need to add 28 years in a query. Good luck.

Phil S. 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Arnold, Robert [SMTP:RMArnold@hpproducts.net]
> Sent: Friday, September 03, 1999 10:42 AM
> To:   'MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com'
> Subject:      The 1972 Y2K fix
> 
> I'd like to know if anyone else is planning on following my previous
> employer's solution to the Y2K problem?  He is planning on re-dating the
> dates in physical files to 1971 and prior.  Then setting the system date
> back to January 1, 1972.   They will modify several printed forms to
> indicate the new millenium.
> 
> Some background information:  The company was recently re-acquired from a
> bank foreclosure.  The system is an F45 V2R3, running CA's PRMS V8.2F.
> They
> have the Y2K compliant version 8.4, just no time to implement the
> solution.
> 
> It's not a decision I support but, I wanted to get some other opinions
> since
> I have numerous friends and colleges still employed, for the time being.
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