I think that will work only in COBOL if you use ACCEPT FUNCTION CURRENT-DATE.
? What version of COBOL are you running? The Enterprise COBOL syntax, IIRC, would be along the lines of:
Move Function CURRENT-DATE(9:8) to Variable.
Any possibility in Ezytrieve?
Don't know; I'm not a Easytrieve programmer.
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