UniData has the _PH_ file which is a DIR type file. There is the DIR() function that will return a lot of information for you without the expense of opening the file. Perhaps UniVerse has something similar.
See <http://www.pickwiki.com/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?GetOsInfo> for examples and code on how to use it to get the OS date/time/size quickly and easily. hth Colin Calgary, Canada -----Original Message----- From: Perry Taylor If you don't want to mess with the "nuances" of the &PH& ID you can call a subroutine which does an OPENSEQ then uses STATUS to get the modification date right from the file system. Perry ----- Original Message ----- From: Charles Stevenson You can also get elapsed time by subtracting that ID date-time stamp from the os's date-time-modified stamp, which is when the job ended. (if the job writes to the &PH& log as it ends.) On 11/29/2011 4:01 PM, John Thompson wrote: > Yep... need more sleep. Thanks. > > On Tue, Nov 29, 2011 at 4:58 PM, Wjhonson wrote: > >> Third field, not second field >> FIELD(@ID,'_',3) >> >> -----Original Message----- >> From: John Thompson >> >> >> So I thought I would build an I-type to get the date of the&PH& items in >> niverse so I could more easily purge them... >> The item id looks like so: >> AUTOMATED.UPDATE.REO_23400_15641 >> The friendly manual says that the item id is: >> hantomverb_time_date >> So my I-type looks like so: >> 001 I >> 02 FIELD(@ID,'_',2) >> 03 >> 04 Date >> 05 10 >> 06 R >> And of course, I have not put in the conversion code yet... >> The output of the I-type is this: >> ID...................................... >> Date...... >> AUTOMATED.UPDATE.REO_23400_15641 234000000.0 >> What am I missing? >> Shouldn't Date be 15641? >> -- >> ohn Thompson _______________________________________________ U2-Users mailing list U2-Users@listserver.u2ug.org http://listserver.u2ug.org/mailman/listinfo/u2-users