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converting a number to a date??

converting a number to a date??

converting a number to a date??

I am trying to convert for ex. 12012008 to 12/01/2008 in 4gl code.  There is going to be a list of dates so I am trying to figure out the simplest way in which to code it...any suggestions?

RE: converting a number to a date??

You really shouldn't have to do anything. Informix 4GL is very good at performing conversions if it can.  This example sets a date equal to a character string. If it's a correct date it'll display.  If not, variable dd is set to null


   define dd date,
   str char(10)

let str = "12012008"

let dd = str
display dd # should display 12/01/2008

end main


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