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Dateformat

Discussion in 'Management Client/Server' started by StiffBoard, Mar 8, 2017.

  1. StiffBoard

    StiffBoard ADSM.ORG Member

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    Trying to get an ISO dateformat in logs and so on, no luck. Is it dsm.opt for dateformat? Also in dsmserv.opt?

    Thought this would work, but no
    define clientopt WINDOWS dateformat 3 SEQ=5 force=yes

    Dateformat doesn't seem to be a valid Client Option. But I also found this example from Admin reference to change seq number: update clientopt eng dateformat 0 9

    So why can't I define it?
     
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    marclant ADSM.ORG Moderator

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    StiffBoard ADSM.ORG Member

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    Checked the links before posting...

    Running: define clientopt WINDOWS dateformat 3 SEQ=5 force=yes

    Gives: DEFINE CLIENTOPT: Invalid option name - DATEFORMAT. Retry using the full optionname.

    DATEFORMAT is not an option in CLIENTOPT...

    Makes you wonder why this is an example in Admin guide: update clientopt eng dateformat 0 9
     
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    marclant ADSM.ORG Moderator

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    Ah, so it's not that it doesn't work as an option for the client, it's that you cannot use in a client option set.
    It's weird that they use that as an example when it's not in the list of options you can use in a client option set:
    https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SSGSG7_7.1.4/client/c_opt_setbyserver.html
     
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    StiffBoard ADSM.ORG Member

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    Sure is weird, I'd prefer if I got yyyy-mm-dd everywhere. But guess I'll have to enter that i dsmserv.opt and in dsm.opt on all my clients manually then?
     
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    marclant ADSM.ORG Moderator

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    That's your only option if you want to use that everywhere.

    I understand you. I only like that date format too. It just makes more sense, start from largest to smallest. year, month, day, hour, minute, seconds, milliseconds, ... It's a lot easier to manipulate in a text file and sort too, don't need to worry about positions of columns, just sort from the beginning of the line. I wish ISO was used everywhere.
     
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