Convert 8 digit numerical field date in CCYYMMDD format to MMDDCCYY format in free form rpg.

Convert 8 digit numerical field date in CCYYMMDD format to MMDDCCYY format in free form rpg.

This little trick doesn't seem to work in free format.
*DATE         MULT      10000.0001    XXDATE            8 0


how can i convert 20180501 to 05012018 on one line of code?
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Gary PattersonVP Technology / Senior Consultant Commented:
V5r2 and earlier:
xxdate = %dec( %char( %date() : *usa0) : 8 : 0);

V5r3 and later:
xxdate = %dec(%date() : *usa);


Best practice, of course is to use date fields to store and manipulate dates instead of numerics.
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