ASKTIME - IBM Mainframe

This command updates the EIB fields EIBDATE and EIBTIME with the current date and time of day stored in the computer. These fields initially contain the date and time of when the task was initiated. The .syntax of the command is given below:



ABSTIME (dataarea) returns the data value for the time in packed decimal since 0000 hours on 1 January 1900. Format is in milliseconds rounded to the nearest hundredth of a second. The format for the data_area is:

  • C/370 - CHAR DATA_AREA {8};
  • PL/I - FIXED DEC (15)
  • ASM - PL8

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