DFTITLE - Output Format of Date in Standard Report Title

This Natural profile and session parameter determines the output format of the date in the default title line of a report page (as output with a DISPLAY, WRITE or PRINT statement).

Possible settings S The date is output with a 2-digit year component and delimiters.



L The date is output with a 4-digit year component and delimiters.



I The date is output with a 4-digit year component and no delimiters.



Default setting S
Dynamic specification yes
Specification within session yes Applicable statement: SET GLOBALS
Applicable command: GLOBALS
Application programming interface USR1005N See SYSEXT Utility - Natural Application Programming Interfaces in the Utilities documentation.


  1. Within a Natural session, the profile parameter DFTITLE can be overridden by the session parameter DFTITLE.
  2. DFTITLE is evaluated at runtime and determines whether the date is displayed with a 2-digit or 4-digit year component with or without delimiters.
  3. It has no effect on a user-defined page title (as specified with a WRITE TITLE statement).
  4. The sequence of the day, month and year components and the delimiter characters used are determined by the profile parameter DTFORM.
  5. See also Processing of Date Information and Date Format for Default Page Title - DFTITLE Parameter in the Programming Guide.