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RPGIII Date Conversion

RPGIII Date Conversion

RPGIII Date Conversion

Hello!  I have an RPGIII question:  Say you want to run a report for a number of days in the past from today (example,  you want to show all orders with dates 15 days prior to today's date - so you would show all orders from 3/04/07 through 3/18/07).
I vaguely remember a command or routine to do this?  The input date is in ccyymmdd format: 20070304 and the output date should be in the same format.
Thank you so very much!

RE: RPGIII Date Conversion

Short answer: convert the program to RPG IV and use the built-in date functions. It's really awkward (not to mention ineffecient) to do date calculations in RPG III.

If you can't convert the whole program, the easiest way is to call an RPG 4 routine to do the date math. Have a look here.

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