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sivatechdrive

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2010 8:42 pm    Post subject: Syncsort input file date format in DDMMYY
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I need to compare the current date (the current date to be in DDMMYY) format aganist the file date format (DDMMYY ) format.
What should be the date operand to be used.

i tried with DATE1P & DATE1 but these are not in these in the DDMMYY format
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dick scherrer

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 5:27 am    Post subject:
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Hello,

After participating here for over 5 years, you might have noticed that in order to get help, you need to provide somethng useful to help you. . .

That you did not is most likely why there have been no replies. . .

Are you trying to use your sort product? If yes, which sort is used on your system? If no, which utility are you trying to use?

Show the actual inputs and the output you want when those inputs are processed. Mention the relevant data positions as well as the recfm and lrecl of the files.

Then maybe someone will have a suggestion.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 6:21 am    Post subject:
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Hi Dick,


the subject has the sort product
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 6:36 am    Post subject:
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Hi Gerry,

My Bad icon_redface.gif

Got caught up in the text and missed the subject (rather common for me as i don't read by subject<g>).

Siva,
Sorry about the redundant question. . .
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 6:43 am    Post subject:
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Hi Dick,

I have to admit I'm guilty your honour icon_lol.gif as I have often missed things by reading the text and forgetting the subject.

Gerry
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 11:09 am    Post subject:
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Dick, Gerry,

don't feel bad. Most posters only seem to read the last response to their questions, ignoring the intervening posts.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 11:12 am    Post subject: Reply to: Syncsort input file date format in DDMMYY
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if the date format is the same and You need to test only for equality
a char comparison on the whole field might be enough without worrying about conversion issues
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 7:16 pm    Post subject:
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Excuse me for not giving proper details.... i posted the query again with all details
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