Try using the Qshell utility that is designed for data areas:<pre>
datarea -w /qsys.lib/sequenceda.dtaara $(echo ’01/01/10′)</pre>
See <a href=”http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/iseries/v5r4/index.jsp?topic=/rzahz/datarea.htm”>datarea – Read or write i5/OS(TM) data area</a> for details.
However, it is not a good idea to be creating your own objects in library QSYS. It is especially not a good idea to be experimenting while creating objects in QSYS. Use a different library.
I don’t know anything about the arsdate command. You will need to tell us what arsdate does before we can help with that.