Convert date to match database field with L data type?

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The field in file is defined with data type L (2008-09-29). My date range in display file is MMDDYY. How do I convert prompt date so I can opnqryf on field in data base file?

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The CVTDAT command should be able to do the job.

Within CVTDAT, the DATE parameter would be your display file’s MMDDYY field. The TOVAR parameter would be a new 10-character variable that you would define in the CL. FROMFMT would be *MDY, TOFMT would be *ISO, and TOSEP would be a dash (‘-‘).

I presume you are using a character variable for the QRYSLT parameter of the OPNQRYF command. Within that command, you should have a double-quote character both before and after the 10-character date variable used in the CVTDAT command.

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