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Status Submitted
Workspace IBM i
Created by Guest
Created on Jun 14, 2024

DATFMT(*JOBYY) for date fields in DDS

We want to control the format of our date field dynamically depending on a country or user setting.

Normally you can use the DATFMT keyword to set the date's format. And all formats are supported.

Our idea was to use DATFMT(*JOB) because we wanted to control it with the job's attribute so we don't have to adapt our programs.

The problem is, that we need 8 digits dates as *ISO, *USA or *EUR, and the *JOB definition only supports 6 digits dates.

To display the system or job date, you can use DATE(*YY) to show it with a 4 digits year.


So our idea is to adapt the DATFMT(*JOB) setting and expand it to DATFMT(*JOBYY) that you can use the job attribute with a 4 digits year.

Idea priority High