I use Alan's iDate utility all the time and recommend it highly! Thanks
Alan!

On 10/19/07, Alan Campin <Alan.Campin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

<snip>
Is there an easy way in the SQL interpreter to convert an integer to a
date? The original programmers thought it was cool to dump all
date/time fields into int 8/4 which sucks when you're trying to do
calculations on them (they also like to use a 25h clock, but that's a
whole other can of worms).
</snip>

My free utility iDate at www.think400.dk/downloads.htm supports integer
so a simple

Select iDate(IntegerField,'*CCYMD') From YourFile

Will return a date data type.

If the default on your system is set to CCYMD, you only need.

Select iDate(IntegerField) From YourFile

The opposite function will convert from a date data type to integer.

Select ConvertToIdate(DateField,'*CCYMD') From YourFile

Or

Select ConvertToIDate(DateField) From YourFile

iDate is a user defined function written in RPG/ILE for performance and
can handle just about anything.


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