Application allows users to run date- or time-sensitive applications without resetting the system date.
SEQUEL Software, a Help/Systems company, has announced the release of AnyDate, the complete date simulator for Power Systems running IBM i. AnyDate allows users to run date- or time?sensitive applications without resetting the system date by simulating any date and time between the years 1928 and 2071. Because the date and time overrides are restricted to the job that starts AnyDate, it is completely safe to use when other jobs are running on the system, the company says.
With AnyDate, users can control the System i time. They can freeze the system date or time in a job stream as part of procedure testing. And, if a System i server or partition is part of a network spread across different time zones, AnyDate can display the correct time and date at each location.
AnyDate users can “look” into the future to test the effect of running System i applications or revisit the past to rerun jobs that use the system date as a parameter. For example, after a production job fails, AnyDate can help simulate the original environment when the job is rerun.
AnyDate installs quickly and is easy to use. It uses two basic commands to start and stop a simulation. Users can enter these commands at a command line to run AnyDate interactively, schedule them using a batch job scheduler, such as Robot/SCHEDULE, or run them as part of a CL procedure.
SEQUEL Software is a Help/Systems company. Help/Systems, LLC. is a world leader in software solutions for Power Systems running IBM i. For more information, visit www.sequel-software.com, or contact Floyd Del Muro, senior consultant–data access technologies, SEQUEL Software at 847-273-1046, or