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Tips for Using Time Stamps in ILE RPG

Some notes regarding timestamps. Defining a Timestamp A timestamp is stored as a 26 character field. But, the system looks at it as a special data type and enforces the rules it has set up for timestamps. The format for a timestamp is is YYYY-MM-DD-HH.MM.SS.XXXXXX (Year-Month-Day-Hour.Minute.Second.Milliseconds). An example would be ‘2011-09-14-22.06.48.592000’ (Year: 2011 / Month: 09 […]

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Good Programmer, Bad Programmer

“My mind is clearer now. At last, all too well. I can see where we all soon will be”. – Judas in “Heaven on Their Minds” at the beginning of the rock opera “Jesus Christ Superstar”. “My mind is in darkness now…” – Judas toward the end of the musical, after the betrayal for the […]

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