Birgitta,

Got it. Thanks for the explanation. My error was testing it in STRSQL
without casting the value before...

Regards,

Luis Rodriguez
IBM Certified Systems Expert — eServer i5 iSeries
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On Tue, Jun 21, 2011 at 10:08 AM, Birgitta Hauser <Hauser@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>wrote:

If you are using a numeric expression it is assumed being an integer value
and converted into 10,0 i.e. 00201106021.
When using a character timestamp without separators with function date it
must be formatted as YYYYMMDDHHMMSS, your string will be 2 characters
longer
and in this way it will not work.
That's why I wrote, I assume the numeric field is defined as 8,0.
When converting the numeric expression into 8,0 the statement will work:
*select Char(Date(Digits(Dec(20110621, 8, 0)) concat '000000'), ISO)
from sysibm/sysdummy1*

Or
With x as (Select Cast(20110621 as Dec(8, 0)) NumDate
From SysIbm/Sysdummy1)
Select Char(Date(Digits(NumDate) concat '000000'), ISO)
From x

Mit freundlichen Grüßen / Best regards

Birgitta Hauser

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Brown)
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Betreff: Re: sql in strsql and something like editc or editw

Birgitta,

I tried your statement and got an invalid data result (+++). My test:

*select Char(Date(Digits(20110621) concat '000000'), ISO)
from sysibm/sysdummy1*

What I'm doing wrong (running V5R3)?

Thanks,

Luis Rodriguez
IBM Certified Systems Expert — eServer i5 iSeries
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On Tue, Jun 21, 2011 at 9:09 AM, Birgitta Hauser
<Hauser@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>wrote:

Assumed your date is defined as 8,0 in the format YYYMMDD, you may try
the
following:

Char(Date(Digits(NumDate) concat '000000'), ISO)

Mit freundlichen Grüßen / Best regards

Birgitta Hauser

"Shoot for the moon, even if you miss, you'll land among the stars." (Les
Brown)
"If you think education is expensive, try ignorance." (Derek Bok)
"What is worse than training your staff and losing them? Not training
them
and keeping them!"

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An: midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Betreff: sql in strsql and something like editc or editw

Sometime I run quick sql's for users and give a print key. They want the
dates (numeric 8.0) to not look like 20,110,622.
Would prefer 2011-06-22 or even 20110622.
Forget that this is a date (same problem w/ssn, etc) how to simply (in a
few
seconds)apply edit codes to numbers in sql select.
Jim Franz
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