Querying QDATFMT from RPG

Posted on 2005-03-17
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Last Modified: 2012-05-05
Any suggestions for obtaining the value of QDATFMT from within an RPG program?
Question by:bodger
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ID: 13569978
Have you tried using qcmdexec api to run rtvsysval command?  Another option would be to call a cl program that uses the rtvsysval command and returns the value.

Busy right now but if I get a chance later I'll post some code examples.
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tliotta earned 400 total points
ID: 13571360

Assuming that you actually need to retrieve the system value itself, the easiest way is probably to create an ILE CL procedure that runs RTVSYSVAL and returns QDATFMT to the caller. Just bind it in with your main RPG procedure.

If that isn't feasible, then the Retrieve System Values (QWCRSVAL) API should be the way to go.


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