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Status Future consideration
Workspace IBM i
Created by Guest
Created on Jun 15, 2017

Command CVTDAT crash for dates after May 09 2071

Any dates after May 09 2071, regardles of the date format are not accepted in CVTDAT command.


Use Case:

(V6R1)

DCL VAR(&DATE1) TYPE(*CHAR) LEN(8) +
VALUE('20710510')
DCL VAR(&DATE2) TYPE(*CHAR) LEN(10)
CVTDAT DATE(&DATE1) TOVAR(&DATE2) FROMFMT(*YYMD) +
TOFMT(*MDYY) TOSEP(*NONE)

Message ID . . . . . . : CPF0557 Severity . . . . . . . : 40
Message type . . . . . : Escape
Date sent . . . . . . : 15/06/17 Time sent . . . . . . : 08:44:37

Message . . . . : Date outside allowed range.
Cause . . . . . : If either the to-format or the from-format for the
conversion use a 2-digit year, the date must be in the range of January 1,
1940, to December 31, 2039. Otherwise, the date must be in the range of
August 24, 1928, to May 9, 2071.
Recovery . . . : Specify a date in the allowed range.


Idea priority Low
  • Guest
    Nov 30, 2021

    Due to processing by IBM, this request was reassigned to have the following updated attributes:
    Brand - Servers and Systems Software
    Product family - Power Systems
    Product - IBM i
    Component - Languages - CL (Control Language)
    Operating system - IBM i
    Source - None

    For recording keeping, the previous attributes were:
    Brand - Servers and Systems Software
    Product family - Power Systems
    Product - IBM i
    Component - Application Development
    Operating system - IBM i
    Source - None

  • Guest
    Nov 29, 2021

    IBM agrees with the request and a solution appears to be desirable and feasible. IBM intends to provide a solution. However, IBM's plans may change and no commitment is made that a solution will be provided.

  • Guest
    Jun 25, 2020

    IBM understands this request and will look into delivering in a future release