*DATE is set for the currency of an invocation - if you want to ensure that you get the current date you use %Date instead.

My guess is that the SP has remained active (i.e. the AG was not reclaimed) and so the initially loaded date will persist.


Jon Paris


On Jan 26, 2022, at 11:50 AM, DEnglander--- via RPG400-L <rpg400-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Has anyone noticed this:

I have a program that uses a service program. That service program uses
*DATE.

When I change the job date to [for example] 12/21/2019, the service
program gets that date as its *DATE value.

Then, when the program ends, I change the job date again, using CHGJOB
DATE(122819).

When I run the program a second time, the service program is still getting
12/21/19 as its *DATE value. Is that normal? Shouldn't it get the new
12/28/19 date instead?

We are on V7R3 with the latest PTFs.

Thank you,

Doug



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