• Subject: RE: AS400 Query - Passing info from CL program?
  • From: "Allen, Stuart" <sallen@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 22 Nov 1999 02:47:29 -0600

We have numerous date-dependant queries run overnight.  We write the date
range required to a physical file, and link this into the queries.
The advantage of this method is that it's really easy to re-run a particular
date range, just by dfu'ing one file - rather than altering ~20 queries!


Regards,
Stuart
                                     
Stuart Allen
European Systems Analyst
Fellowes

Tel: +44 1302 892273
Fax: +44 1302 890003
mailto:sallen@fellowes.com


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Peter Dow [SMTP:pcdow@yahoo.com]
> Sent: Sunday, November 21, 1999 4:25 AM
> To:   MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
> Subject:      Re: AS400 Query - Passing info from CL program?
> 
> If the date range is based on the current date, you could calculate it. In
> Query you can define a result field that is the current system date as a
> native date field. You can then add/subtract days, months, years from/to
> it.
> The function is CURRENT(DATE). You can also use CURRENT(TIME),
> CURRENT(TIMESTAMP), etc.
> 
> You can use the DATE() and CHAR() functions to convert a character field
> to
> a date and vice versa, so you can use these to calculate 1st and last day
> of
> a month.
> 
> Or you can use Query Manager queries, which do allow passing parameters.
> 
> HTH
> Peter Dow
> Dow Software Services, Inc.
> 909 425-0194 voice
> 909 425-0196 fax
> 
> 
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <Forwiw@aol.com>
> To: <midrange-l@midrange.com>
> Sent: Saturday, November 20, 1999 3:55 PM
> Subject: AS400 Query - Passing info from CL program?
> 
> 
> > Anyone,
> >
> >     Is there a way to pass info from a CL program to a Query?
> >
> >     We would like to run a scheduled Query (at night), with
> >     info passed from a CL program (date range) into the Query,
> >     record select,  so that there is no operator intervention.
> >
> >     New at AS400, & CL.
> >
> >     Any info will be greatly appreciated.
> >
> >     Thanks,
> >     Sandi
> >
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