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The  Convert Day  N  command allows  you  to make  a  prompt where  the
operator  can easily request  a date  in the  near future by  keying in
the special values *DAY1 *DAY2 ...  *DAY60.

The  command  converts  the current  date  plus the  special  value and
returns a new date.

The command is  set up  so that the  operator can  be presented with  a
prompt that would  appear as follows (this would be  coded as a keyword
on a command or as a prompt on one of your displays):

        Date (job fmt) *TODAY *DAYnn    *TODAY

The  variable should  be coded  as a  *CHAR LEN(6)  field.   No special
checking need  be  performed in  your  command definition  or  program.
The value entered  can be directly passed  to the CVTDAYN command.   If
the  value is entered as  a date (e.g.   120109) it will  be checked to
see if  it is  valid.   If not,  CPF9898 will  be issued.   The  system
format should be used for entering a date.

You may specify a different default than *TODAY.

The typical CVTDAYN command would be coded in your CL program as:


where &xxx is your variable name where the user entered the date.

If todays date  is 6/21/09 and  the operator entered *DAY14,  the value
returned would be 090305.

Because  a return variable  is used, the  command can only  be executed
in a CL program.

Command parameters

   DATE          The  date  to  be  specified (in  job  format)  or the
                 special values *TODAY, *DAY1, *DAY2 ...  *DAY60.

   CVTDAT        The return  variable  for the  converted  date.   This
                 must be coded as a 6 position character field.

   LIMIT         This  parameter allows  you  to put  a  limit of  less
                 than  60 days for the DATE  parameter.  The default is
                 *DAY60.  If  you do not want  the operator to  specify
                 a  date greater  than 10  days in  the future  specify




The following TAA Tools must be on your system:

          ADDDAT       Add date
          SNDESCMSG    Send escape message


None, the tool is ready to use.

Objects used by the tool

   Object        Type       Attribute      Src member     Src file
   ------        -----      ---------      ----------     -----------

   CVTDAYN       *CMD                      TAADATC        QATTCMD
   TAADATCC      *PGM          CLP         TAADATCC       QATTCL

Added to TAA Productivity tools April 1, 1995

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