On 31-May-2011 11:38 , Alan Shore wrote:

I have a file (FILEA) that contains a time stamp field
Using SQL on the file, the time stamp is displayed as
I have another file (FILEB) that contains data that I want to
populate FILEA with
Here's the problem
FILEB contains a 6 digit numeric field that represents a date.
<add> the numeric date field is in MMDDYY format.
I need this to be in the timestamp field in FILEA
My question is :- Can this be done? And how
I have tried using date in SQL, but I cannot see how to transpose
that to a timestamp I am not concerned about the time in the
timestamp, so a time of noon would suffice

If using v6r1 and all values of the numeric field will represent valid 6-digit dates then perhaps the following could be attempted:

insert( insert( digits( Num6Fld ), 5, 0, '/'), 3, 0, '/')
, 'MM/DD/YY' )
from FILEB

I would hope that the YY adjustment follows the default database [SQL] 100-year window; the documentation is lacking, per usual. If someone uses or has used that SQL builtin scalar for YY, I would be curious to know.

Regards, Chuck

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