• Subject: Re: Serial Date formula
  • From: "James W. Kilgore" <eMail@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 13 Apr 2001 06:21:56 -0700
  • Organization: Progressive Data Systems, Inc.

Neil,

I suppose duration is like field positions, end - begin +1 = length

If I made an adjustment for 1 that would bring it to 12-31-1899 as the 0
base date and day 1 would be 01-01-1900, but that seems a little
convoluted.

Neil Palmer wrote:
> 
> So could the 2 day difference in the calculations be because someone isn't
> counting 1900 & 2000 as leap years ?
> 
> ...Neil
> 
> "James W. Kilgore" <eMail@James-W-Kilgore.com>

> 
> The following gave me 1899-12-30 as the base date
> 
>  H
>  DCURRDATE         S               D   DATFMT(*ISO) INZ(D'2001-03-18')
>  DBASEDATE         S               D   DATFMT(*ISO) INZ(D'2001-03-18')
>  C     CURRDATE      SUBDUR    36968:*D      BASEDATE
>  C                   DSPLY                   BASEDATE
>  C                   SETON                                        LR
> 
> Chris Beck wrote:
> >
> > Can someone tell the formula to convert 20010318  to 36968.
> >
> > This would be just like the DATEVALUE in Excel.
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