SQL does not support date formats, the date is stored as integer value
(scaliger no) so the reported length is 4.
AFAIK there is no service or view that considers the "date format".

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-----Original Message-----
From: MIDRANGE-L <midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> On Behalf Of Jon
Paris
Sent: Montag, 25. November 2019 22:29
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion <midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: SYSCOLUMNS & SYSCOLUMN2

I'm playing around with these tables relating to some utility software.

I notice that if you have a date in a table that the reported length is 4 -
which while technically accurate is fundamentally useless as a program can
never see it as that length. The output from DSPFFD on the other hand shows
the length as 8 or 10 based on the date format.

Am I missing something? Is there another table or a column in either
SYSCOLUMNS or SYSCOLUMN2 that does accurately represent the size of the
column or do I have to calculate it?


Jon Paris
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