We have discovered a potentially serious problem with SmartDate version 2.2 in that for some date format conversions, the routine returns the correct return data plus 4 extra bytes which overwrite any following fields. In this COBOL example :
77 SOURCE-DATE PIC X(6) VALUE "980101". 77 RESULT-DATE PIC S9(9) COMP VALUE ZERO. 77 CHECK-AREA-1 PIC S9(9) COMP VALUE ZERO. CALL "RDTCONVERT" USING SOURCE-DATE, RESULT-DATE, RDT-CONTROL.SmartDate would end up overwriting the CHECK-AREA-1 field.
This only affects calls that use any of the following six "RDT-TO-TYPE" formats:
Num Dec 31, 2000 Format Data Type Constant 17 A01231 AAMMDD 6-byte RdtX6AAMMDD 22 2001231 YYYMMDD 32-bit RdtI32YYYMMDD 23 200012 CCYYMM 6-byte RdtX6CCYYMM 24 200012 CCYYMM 32-bit RdtI32CCYYMM 26 2000 CCYY 32-bit RdtI32CCYY 27 51615 Powerhouse 16-bit RdtI16PowerhouseThis bug has been fixed in version 2.3 of SmartDate and is available on request at no charge. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you. If you have any questions, please give us a call at 1-888-ROBELLE.
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