• Subject: Re: AS400 Date Window For *MDY
  • From: Rob Berendt <rob@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 15 Oct 1999 8:50:04 -0500

SSA's BPCS tends to use 8 digit dates.  The reason I heard was that 
some other databases either do not support date fields, or their support 
is buggy.  For many displays and printouts a six digit date is displayed.  
I am sure that many packages follow this same scenario.  I've heard that 
BPCS has a sliding window technique that has a table entry.  Before this 
we had our own window.  Keep in mind that we wanted to use the same routine 
for both HR and manufacturing.  1940/2040 wouldn't work.  Too many 
'experienced' people working for us.  We use year 16.  Therefore this 
problem will hit us faster.  And unless my lotto numbers hit I'll probably 
still be working.  Take this message as either a wakeup call or a retirement
plan.

Y2K hit us about three years ago.  Someone went extreme into forecasting 
- caused infinite loop.  We just limited forecasting until we cleaned up.





john.taylor@telusplanet.net on 10/14/99 06:13:58 PM
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Subject:        Re: AS400 Date Window For *MDY

Judging from the responses to this thread, it appears that we have chosen to
deal with this by sticking our heads in the sand, or passing the buck - yet
again.

Ironically, if someone were to suggest that we store those dates in *MDY
format (true date fields) within the database, there would be no shortage of
people standing in line to explain why that is a bad thing.

John Taylor

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