Need Help in a Date conversion



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Need Help in a Date conversion

Postby toanoop » Wed Nov 25, 2020 1:41 pm

Hi,

I have a CSV file where the Users enters a date as 4/9/2020 (read it as April the 9th), is it possible to convert this to 04/09/2020 (exactly like the / is required) using Sort?
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Re: Need Help in a Date conversion

Postby NicC » Wed Nov 25, 2020 5:31 pm

is it possible

Yes, but if there is no date conversion routine to do this then you will just have to treat each byte as a byte not part of a date.

Also, this topic may help
http://www.ibmmainframeforum.com/post27455.html?hilit=date%20conversion#p27455
found by searching the forum.
The problem I have is that people can explain things quickly but I can only comprehend slowly.
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Re: Need Help in a Date conversion

Postby sergeyken » Thu Nov 26, 2020 9:11 pm

Use PARSE= option to split input field by ‘/‘ characters, then use BUILD= to produce fixed length values for month, and day fields.

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Re: Need Help in a Date conversion

Postby sergeyken » Sun Nov 29, 2020 6:47 am

Since your “file” has .CSV format, there is no other choice but using PARSE option of SORT to handle any data record, either with date fields, or without it.
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