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CL PROGRAM TO CONVERT QDATE

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I need a simple CL program to convert the current date (QDATE) into the format YYYYMMDD that I can store in a text file.
The existing code is extracting a 2 digit year.

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0002.00              DCL        VAR(&PDATE) TYPE(*CHAR) LEN(6)
0004.00              DCL        VAR(&CJULIAN) TYPE(*CHAR) LEN(5)
0005.00              DCL        VAR(&DJULIAN) TYPE(*DEC) LEN(6)
0006.00              ADDLIBLE   LIB(PIPRD)
0007.00              MONMSG     MSGID(CPF2100)
0008.00
0009.00
0010.00              RTVSYSVAL  SYSVAL(QDATE) RTNVAR(&PDATE)
0011.00              CVTDAT     DATE(&PDATE) TOVAR(&CJULIAN) FROMFMT(*MDY) +
0012.00                           TOFMT(*JUL) TOSEP(*NONE)
0013.00              CHGVAR     VAR(&DJULIAN) VALUE(&CJULIAN)
0014.00              CHGVAR     VAR(&DJULIAN) VALUE(&DJULIAN + 1)
0015.00  CONVERT:    CHGVAR     VAR(&CJULIAN) VALUE(&DJULIAN)
0016.00              CVTDAT     DATE(&CJULIAN) TOVAR(&PDATE) FROMFMT(*JUL) +
0017.00                           TOFMT(*YMD) TOSEP(*NONE)
0018.00              MONMSG     MSGID(CPF0555) EXEC(DO)
0019.00              CHGVAR     VAR(&DJULIAN) VALUE(1)
0020.00              GOTO       CMDLBL(CONVERT)
0021.00              ENDDO

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Use CVTDAT to convert the retrieved QDATE value from *SYSVAL format to *YYMD format, or retrieve QDATETIME instead (20A) and substring out the first 8 characters.

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