%ECENTURY_METHOD

Perform century processing

WTSupported in traditional Synergy on Windows
WNSupported in Synergy .NET on Windows
USupported on UNIX
VSupported on OpenVMS
function ECENTURY_METHOD,^val
   a_data       ,a
   a_type       ,n
   a_today      ,n
   a_year       ,n
   a_month      ,n
   a_day        ,n

Return value

The two‑digit century to use by default (for example, 19 or 20). (n)

Arguments

a_data

The data being decoded. (a)

a_type

One of the following date formats: (n)

D_DATE_Y2P

YYPP.

D_DATE_Y2J

YYJJJ.

D_DATE_Y2MD

YYMMDD.

D_DATE_Y4P

YYYYPP.

D_DATE_Y4J

YYYYJJJ.

D_DATE_Y4MD

YYYYMMDD.

a_today

The default to today flag. (n)

a_year

The two‑digit year entered. (n)

a_month

The month entered. (n)

a_day

The day entered. (n)

Discussion

%ECENTURY_METHOD is a function that you write and name. The name of your function is registered with UI Toolkit using the E_METHOD subroutine. Your %ECENTURY_METHOD function must be declared as a ^VAL function.

%ECENTURY_METHOD is called whenever UI Toolkit needs to supply a default century.

You will never call %ECENTURY_METHOD directly; it is called only by UI Toolkit.

A_data is the string passed to U_DCDDAT. For input processing, a_data is the string typed in by the user.

A_type is one of the definitions defined in tools.def.

If a_today is true, the date defaults to today’s date.

A_year, a_month, and a_day are the decoded year, month, and day entered. Note that a_year is a two‑digit year.

See also

Examples

The following example shows the default century method behavior when SYNCENTURY is used.

function mycentury,^val, reentrant
;
; Description: Century method implementing SYNCENTURY behavior
;
; Arguments:
       a_data             ,a     ;The date as entered
       a_type             ,n     ;The type of date field
       a_today            ,n     ;The "default to today" flag
       a_year             ,n     ;The two-digit year parsed from input
       a_month            ,n     ;The month parsed
       a_day              ,n     ;The day parsed
; Return value:
;      The two-digit century
;
.align
stack record
       length             ,i4    ;Length of contents of SYNCENTURY logical
       syncentury         ,d2    ;Value contained in SYNCENTURY
       first_century      ,d2    ;First of the two centuries in our sliding range
       group todays_ds    ,a20   ;%datetime
        group today       ,d8    ;The date portion thereof
          group yyyy      ,d4    ;The year out of that
            cc            ,d2    ;The century part
            yy            ,d2    ;The year (non-century)
          endgroup
          mm              ,d2    ;The month
          dd              ,d2    ;The day
        endgroup
       endgroup
       string             ,a80   ;String buffer for SYNCENTURY contents
proc
       todays_ds = %datetime      ;Load the current date to get the year
                                  ;Is SYNCENTURY defined?
       xcall getlog("SYNCENTURY", string, length)
       if (length) then           ;Yes, use it
         begin
           onerror ($ERR_DIGIT) nosyncentury  ;Catch conversion errors
           syncentury = string    ;Convert from alpha to numeric
         end
       else                       ;No, SYNCENTURY is not defined
         begin                    ; or is defined non-numeric
nosyncentury,
           clear syncentury       ;Default to zero
         end
       offerror
       if (yy .ge. syncentury) then     ;Are we on or after SYNCENTURY?
         first_century = cc             ;Yes, later numbers are in this century
       else
         first_century = cc - 1         ;No, later numbers are in previous century
       if (a_year .ge. syncentury)      ;Entered a year on or after?
         freturn first_century          ;Yes, return the earlier century
       freturn (first_century + 1)      ;No, return the later century
endfunction