Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Setting Date Variables to Null in PeopleCode

If you try to assign a date variable a null value you will get an error saying that the left and right sides of the assignment are not compatible.

For instance, the following PeopleCode would error out:

Local date &myDate;

&myDate = null;

To perform this kind of assignment, you may use the Date function in the following way:


Local date &myDate;

&myDate = Date(0);

12 comments:

Neeraj Kholiya said...

Hi Sir

faced same issue last week , tried this one

local date &testdate ;

Record.field.value = &testdate;

by default &testdate is NUll :

Javier Delgado said...

That's right Neeraj, although I prefer to specifically assign values to variables rather than use their default vale. Anyway, that's more a question of programming style of each developer.

Thanks for your feedback.

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Javier Delgado said...

Hi Anand

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Parag said...

or you could simply do it with %DateNull

Javier Delgado said...

Hi Parag

The %DateNull seems to be Meta-SQL and as far as I tried would not work in PeopleCode (I've tried with PeopleTools 8.50). Also checked the PeopleBooks documentation and it does not appear as a system variable but only as Meta-SQL.

Which PeopleTools version were you using to make the %DateNull value work?

Thanks for your contribution.

wlaw said...
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wlaw said...

Parag is right.

%DateNull is applicable for use in PeopleCode, AE, SQL

Rakesh @ Psoftsearch said...

Last week a delivered code was throwing an error like this. We found that the culprit was a month() to which a null value was being passed.

Eva Lona said...

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Javier Delgado said...

Thanks Eva!

Peoplesoft forum said...

Great job keep it up.