SET DATE

SET DATE

Assigns a date format or chooses a predefined date data set.

Syntax

      SET DATE FORMAT [TO] <cFormat>

      SET DATE [TO] [ANSI / BRITISH / FRENCH / GERMAN 
      / ITALIAN / JAPAN / USA / AMERICAN]

Arguments

<cFormat> Keyword for date format

Description

This command sets the date format for function display purposes. If specified, <cFormat> may be a customized date format in which the letters d, m and y may be used to design a date format. The default is an AMERICAN date format; specifying no parameters will set the date format to AMERICAN. Below is a table of the various predefined dates formats.

       Syntax         Date Format
       ------------   -----------  
       ANSI           yy.mm.dd
       BRITISH        dd/mm/yy
       FRENCH         dd/mm/yy
       GERMAN         dd.mm.yy
       ITALIAN        dd-mm-yy
       JAPAN          yy.mm.dd
       USA            mm-dd-yy
       AMERICAN       mm/dd/yy

Examples

      SET DATE JAPAN
      ? Date()
      SET DATE GERMAN
      ? Date()

Compliance

Clipper

Seealso

SET DATE, SET EPOCH, CToD(), Date(), DToC(), Set()

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SET CENTURY

SET CENTURY

Toggle the century digits in all dates display

Syntax

      SET CENTURY on | OFF | (<lCent>)

Arguments

<lCent> Logical expression for toggle

Description

This command allows the input and display of dates with the century prefix. It will be in the standart MM/DD/YYYY format unless specified by the SET DATE command or Set() function. If <lCent> is a logical true (.T.), the command will be set on; otherwise, the command will be set off

Examples

      SET CENTURY ON
      ? Date()
      SET CENTURY OFF

Compliance

Clipper

Seealso

SET DATE, SET EPOCH, CToD(), Date(), DToC(), Set()

C5 UI Global Settings

C5 User Interface Global Settings :

SET CENTURY :

Modify the date format to include or omit century digits

SET CENTURY on | OFF | <xlToggle>

SET COLOR* :

Define screen colors

SET COLOR | COLOUR TO [[<standard>]
    [,<enhanced>] [,<border>] [,<background>]
    [,<unselected>]] | (<cColorString>)

SET CONFIRM :

Toggle required exit key to terminate GETs

SET CONFIRM on | OFF | <xlToggle>

SET CONSOLE :

Toggle console display to the screen

SET CONSOLE ON | off | <xlToggle>

SET CURSOR :

Toggle the screen cursor on or off

SET CURSOR ON | off | <xlToggle>

SET DATE :

Set the date format for input and display

SET DATE FORMAT [TO] <cDateFormat>
SET DATE [TO] AMERICAN | ansi | british | french
    | german | italian | japan | usa

SET DECIMALS :

Set the number of decimal places displayed

SET DECIMALS TO [<nDecimals>]

SET DELIMITERS :

Toggle or define GET delimiters

SET DELIMITERS on | OFF | <xlToggle>
SET DELIMITERS TO [<cDelimiters> | DEFAULT]

SET DEVICE :

Direct @…SAYs to the screen or printer

SET DEVICE TO SCREEN | printer

SET EPOCH :

Control the interpretation of dates with no century digits

SET EPOCH TO <nYear>

SET FIXED :

Toggle fixing of the number of decimal digits displayed

SET FIXED on | OFF | <xlToggle>

SETBLINK() :

Toggle asterisk (*) interpretation in SET COLOR

SETBLINK([<lToggle>]) --> lCurrentSetting

SETCOLOR() :

Return the current colors and optionally set new colors

SETCOLOR([<cColorString>]) --> cColorString

SETCURSOR() :

Set the cursor shape

SETCURSOR([<nCursorShape>]) --> nCurrentSetting

SETMODE() :

Change display mode to specified number of rows and columns

SETMODE(<nRows>, <nCols>) --> lSuccess

SETPOS() :

Move the cursor to a new position

SETPOS(<nRow>, <nCol>) --> NIL

C5_SET EPOCH

SET EPOCH
 Control the interpretation of dates with no century digits
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 Syntax

     SET EPOCH TO <nYear>

 Arguments

     TO <nYear> specifies the base year of a 100-year period in which all
     dates containing only two year digits are assumed to fall.

 Description

     SET EPOCH is an environment command that determines the interpretation
     of date strings containing only two year digits.  When such a string is
     converted to a date value, its year digits are compared with the year
     digits of <nYear>.  If the year digits in the date are greater than or
     equal to the year digits of <nYear>, the date is assumed to fall within
     the same century as <nYear>.  Otherwise, the date is assumed to fall in
     the following century.

     The default value for SET EPOCH is 1900, causing dates with no century
     digits to be interpreted as falling within the twentieth century.

     Clipper supports all dates in the range 01/01/0100 to 12/31/2999.

 Examples

     .  This example shows the effects of SET EPOCH:

        SET DATE FORMAT TO "mm/dd/yyyy"
        ? CTOD("05/27/1904")            // Result: 05/27/1904
        ? CTOD("05/27/67")              // Result: 05/27/1967
        ? CTOD("05/27/04")              // Result: 05/27/1904
        //
        SET EPOCH TO 1960
        ? CTOD("05/27/1904")            // Result: 05/27/1904
        ? CTOD("05/27/67")              // Result: 05/27/1967
        ? CTOD("05/27/04")              // Result: 05/27/2004

 Files   Library is CLIPPER.LIB.

See Also: CTOD() DATE() DTOC() DTOS() SET CENTURY SET DATE



C5 Commands

 ?|??            Display one or more values to the console
 @...BOX         Draw a box on the screen
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 ACCEPT*         Place keyboard input into a memory variable
 APPEND BLANK    Add a new record to the current database file
 APPEND FROM     Import records from a database (.dbf) file or ASCII text file
 AVERAGE         Average numeric expressions in the current work area
 CALL*           Execute a C or Assembler procedure
 CANCEL*         Terminate program processing
 CLEAR ALL*      Close files and release public and private variables
 CLEAR GETS      Release Get objects from the current GetList array
 CLEAR MEMORY    Release all public and private variables
 CLEAR SCREEN    Clear the screen and return the cursor home
 CLEAR TYPEAHEAD Empty the keyboard buffer
 CLOSE           Close a specific set of files
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 CONTINUE        Resume a pending LOCATE
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 COPY STRUCTURE  Copy the current .dbf structure to a new database (.dbf) file
 COPY STRU EXTE  Copy field definitions to a .dbf file
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 COUNT           Tally records to a variable
 CREATE          Create an empty structure extended (.dbf) file
 CREATE FROM     Create a new .dbf file from a structure extended file
 DELETE          Mark records for deletion
 DELETE FILE     Remove a file from disk
 DELETE TAG      Delete a tag
 DIR*            Display a listing of files from a specified path
 DISPLAY         Display records to the console
 EJECT           Advance the printhead to top of form
 ERASE           Remove a file from disk
 FIND*           Search an index for a specified key value
 GO              Move the pointer to the specified identity
 INDEX           Create an index file
 INPUT*          Enter the result of an expression into a variable
 JOIN            Create a new database file by merging from two work areas
 KEYBOARD        Stuff a string into the keyboard buffer
 LABEL FORM      Display labels to the console
 LIST            List records to the console
 LOCATE          Search sequentially for a record matching a condition
 MENU TO         Execute a lightbar menu for defined PROMPTs
 NOTE*           Place a single-line comment in a program file
 PACK            Remove deleted records from a database file
 QUIT            Terminate program processing
 READ            Activate full-screen editing mode using Get objects
 RECALL          Restore records marked for deletion
 REINDEX         Rebuild open indexes in the current work area
 RELEASE         Delete public and private memory variables
 RENAME          Change the name of a file
 REPLACE         Assign new values to field variables
 REPORT FORM     Display a report to the console
 RESTORE         Retrieve memory variables from a memory (.mem) file
 RESTORE SCREEN* Display a saved screen
 RUN             Execute a DOS command or program
 SAVE            Save variables to a memory (.mem) file
 SAVE SCREEN*    Save the current screen to a buffer or variable
 SEEK            Search an order for a specified key value
 SELECT          Change the current work area
 SET ALTERNATE   Echo console output to a text file
 SET BELL        Toggle sounding of the bell during full-screen operations
 SET CENTURY     Modify the date format to include or omit century digits
 SET COLOR*      Define screen colors
 SET CONFIRM     Toggle required exit key to terminate GETs
 SET CONSOLE     Toggle console display to the screen
 SET CURSOR      Toggle the screen cursor on or off
 SET DATE        Set the date format for input and display
 SET DECIMALS    Set the number of decimal places to be displayed
 SET DEFAULT     Set the CA-Clipper default drive and directory
 SET DELETED     Toggle filtering of deleted records
 SET DELIMITERS  Toggle or define GET delimiters
 SET DESCENDING  Change the descending flag of the controlling order
 SET DEVICE      Direct @...SAYs to the screen or printer
 SET EPOCH       Control the interpretation of dates with no century digits
 SET ESCAPE      Toggle Esc as a READ exit key
 SET EXACT*      Toggle exact matches for character strings
 SET EXCLUSIVE*  Establish shared or exclusive USE of database files
 SET FILTER      Hide records not meeting a condition
 SET FIXED       Toggle fixing of the number of decimal digits displayed
 SET FORMAT*     Activate a format when READ is executed
 SET FUNCTION    Assign a character string to a function key
 SET INDEX       Open one or more order bags in the current work area
 SET INTENSITY   Toggle enhanced display of GETs and PROMPTs
 SET KEY         Assign a procedure invocation to a key
 SET MARGIN      Set the page offset for all printed output
 SET MEMOBLOCK   Change the block size for memo files
 SET MESSAGE     Set the @...PROMPT message line row
 SET OPTIMIZE    Change the setting that optimizes using open orders
 SET ORDER       Select the controlling order
 SET PATH        Specify the CA-Clipper search path for opening files
 SET PRINTER     Toggle echo of output to printer or set the print destination
 SET PROCEDURE*  Compile procedures and functions into the current object file
 SET RELATION    Relate two work areas by a key value or record number
 SET SCOPE       Change the boundaries for scoping keys in controlling order
 SET SCOPEBOTTOM Change bottom boundary for scoping keys in controlling order
 SET SCOPETOP    Change top boundary for scoping keys in controlling order
 SET SCOREBOARD  Toggle the message display from READ or MEMOEDIT()
 SET SOFTSEEK    Toggle relative seeking
 SET TYPEAHEAD   Set the size of the keyboard buffer
 SET UNIQUE*     Toggle inclusion of non-unique keys into an index
 SET WRAP*       Toggle wrapping of the highlight in menus
 SKIP            Move the record pointer to a new position
 SORT            Copy to a database (.dbf) file in sorted order
 STORE*          Assign a value to one or more variables
 SUM             Sum numeric expressions and assign results to variables
 TEXT*           Display a literal block of text
 TOTAL           Summarize records by key value to a database (.dbf) file
 TYPE            Display the contents of a text file
 UNLOCK          Release file/record locks set by the current user
 UPDATE          Update current database file from another database file
 USE             Open an existing database (.dbf) and its associated files
 WAIT*           Suspend program processing until a key is pressed
 ZAP             Remove all records from the current database file