• Subject: Re: Can date math be done in CL ?
  • From: MacWheel99@xxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 12 Nov 2000 05:37:40 EST

Thanks Booth for a key clue on how I could do this.

> What happens if you:
>  retrieve today's date, 
>  CVTDAT to format *LONGJUL,
>  do a CHGVAR into a numeric field, 
>  then add 14 to the numeric value? 
>  Then CHGVAR from the new numeric value to *LONGJUL and 
>  CVTDAT the *LONGJUL to *MDY for your screen layout?
>  Obviously you'd think to deal with a resulting number like 2000367.

>  MacWheel99@aol.com

>  Standard scenario ..
>  CL sets up prompt screen
>  user choices on prompt screen control choices which RPG JOBQ printer data 
>  ranges
>  I want prompt screen default date selection range to pre-compute thru 2 
>  weeks into the future
>  I can write then call an RPG program to translate what that is from today 
>  date.
>  Is there a standard CMD or API already available to do this?

Alister William Macintyre 

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