What is your default date set to? If it is not set to a *USA type
format it would fail. The default that is set if you did not change it
is *ISO which is '2012-05-14'. You probably need to tell it which date
format to use. *MDCCYY probably.

select convertoidate('5/14/2012','*MDCCYY') form VXBEPIERM

The default date is in the documentation.

On Wed, May 30, 2012 at 9:17 AM, Jeff Young <jyoung0950@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Hi Alan,
I was calling is from the i (strsql) using the following:
Select ConvertToiDate('5/14/2012') FROM VXBEPIERM
Fetch first 1 row only

Thanks,


On Wed, May 30, 2012 at 11:05 AM, Alan Campin <alan0307d@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Difficult to say from a distance. Where are you calling the function
from? On the iSeries or from a PC. If calling from a PC, you need to
qualify with library holding the function.

As to your question as to whether iDate can handle a 5/5/2012 type
date. Yes it can. You can call a function in the service program
directly that will return a date.

On Wed, May 30, 2012 at 7:50 AM, Jeff Young <jyoung0950@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
All,
I have installed the iDate utility and the Select iDate(Date...) function
works fine, but when I try to use the ConvertToiDate function, I get the
following message:
Message ID . . . . . . :   SQL0204       Severity . . . . . . . :
30
Message type . . . . . :
Diagnostic


Message . . . . :   CONVERTTOIDATE in *LIBL type *N not
found.
Cause . . . . . :   CONVERTTOIDATE in *LIBL type *N was not found. If
the
 member name is *ALL, the table is not partitioned. If this is an ALTER
TABLE
 statement and the type is *N, a constraint or partition was not found.
If
 this is not an ALTER TABLE statement and the type is *N, a
function,
 procedure, trigger or sequence object was not
found.
   If a function was not found, CONVERTTOIDATE is the service program
that
 contains the function.  The function will not be found unless the
external
 name and usage name match exactly.  Examine the job log for a message
that
 gives more details on which function name is being searched for and the
name
 that did not
match.
Recovery  . . . :   Change the name and try the request again.  If the
object
 is a node group, ensure that the DB2 Multisystem product is installed
on
your system and create a nodegroup with the CRTNODGRP CL command. If an
external function was not found, be sure that the case of the EXTERNAL
NAME
on the CREATE FUNCTION statement exactly matches the case of the name
exported by the service program.

When I check the results of the create program for iDate, I see the
messsages:
 SQL7997   0     105  Position 3 Function CONVERTTOIDATE was created in
                     R37MODSC77.
 SQL7997   0     116  Position 3 Function CONVERTTOIDATE was created in
                     R37MODSC77.
The library containing the service program *is* in my library list.

I am on V6R1M1.


Thanks,


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