DF session parameter, you determine
the length of a date when converted into alphanumeric representation without an
edit mask being specified.
|| 8-byte representation with
2-digit year component and delimiters
||8-byte representation with
4-digit year component and no delimiters
||10-byte representation with
4-digit year component and delimiters
|Parameter may be specified at statement level and/or at element level.|
|Parameter may be specified at element level.|
DFparameter is evaluated at compilation time.
INPUTstatement) and no edit mask is specified for the conversion, the default date format as determined by the profile parameter
DTFORMis used as edit mask.
INPUTstatement: If no edit mask is specified, the input is validated according to the date format determined by the
DF=L, you can gradually change your applications to use 4-digit year representations and at the same time continue to make use of the flexibility provided by the profile parameter