SETDAY string


The SETDAY verb sets the value returned by the DAY variable, evaluates the string, and saves the result where it can be accessed by the DAY variable. SETDAY is intended for use as a date mechanism, but any 8-byte string is legal. No checking is done for a valid date. All other string lengths return an !ERROR=46.

Because any 8-byte string is legal in SETDAY, the DAY variable does not necessarily return the real system date kept by some operating systems. The most common format is "MM/DD/YY". PRO/5 does not attempt to alter the date once SETDAY has been used until PRO/5 is closed and reopened. For example, PRO/5 does not change the date at midnight. See the DAY variable for additional information.


>SETDAY "09/15/96"

See Also

Verbs - Alphabetical Listing