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Status Not under consideration
Workspace IBM i
Categories Languages - RPG
Created by Guest
Created on Jul 16, 2021

ILE RPG Compiler Warning/Error Suggestion

%DATE(expression) fails if program is compiled with CVTOPT(*DATETIME) and "expression" is a valid timestamp value.

Use Case:


Idea priority Low
  • Guest
    Aug 26, 2021

    IBM does not intend to provide a solution to this request at this time, so it is being closed.

    Specifying a longer variable for %DATE is supported. The variable is expected to end with blanks.

    While it would be possible to change the compiler to issue a warning if a field is defined from a TIMESTAMP field converted to a character field due to CVTOPT(*DATETIME), this team has a long list of higher priority requirements, so this request is unlikely to be implemented.

    It would not be possible to change the compiler to issue an error if the converted timestamp field was never changed, since that would cause a compatibility issue.