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ajaychandraredd1

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 2008 2:14 am    Post subject: File Aid- Date Format.
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How do i convert the follwoing date value into regular MMDDYY Format in the fileaid.

EFF-DT S9(9) 80109898
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Craq Giegerich

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 2008 2:51 am    Post subject:
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What date in mmddyy format is it suppose to be and what is the 9th digit.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 2008 8:22 pm    Post subject: Reply to: File Aid- Date Format.
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I am not sure about the 9th digit
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 2008 10:24 pm    Post subject:
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Hello,

You did not post what mmddyy date results from 80109898. . .

That is not a "date value" we are familiar with and needs explanation. How does 80109898 "convert" to mmddyy (or any other date presentation)?
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 03, 2008 3:06 am    Post subject:
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Is this a 9's complement date? If so, first subtract the value from 99999999 and the resulting value can be manipulated as YYYYMMDD.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 03, 2008 3:24 am    Post subject: Reply to: File Aid- Date Format.
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Hi Robert,

The answer was correct.... Thank You very much.

Ajay.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 03, 2008 4:08 am    Post subject: Reply to: File Aid- Date Format.
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Hi Robert,

Good catch icon_smile.gif

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 03, 2008 6:55 pm    Post subject:
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Thanks Dick ... we've got a system that uses 9's complement dates that are VSAM key components; the 9's complement keeps them from all inserting at the end of the file.
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