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Edit codes and date formats

Carmen Nuland

Helpful edit codes

No Sign CR
Right-
Float-

Comma, Zero balance

1
A
J
N

Comma only

2
B
K
O

Zero balance only

3
C
L
P

None

4
D
M
Q

X – (obsolete; but it does retain leading zeros!)
Y – Slash insertion for date
Z – Zero suppresses leading zeros (no decimals, negatives)

Date formats

*MDY    
mm/dd/yy
*DMY 
dd/mm/yy
*YMD                  yy/mm/dd
*JUL                       yy/ddd
*ISO                   yyyy-mm-dd  (24.00.00)
*USA                      mm/dd/yyyy  (12:00 AM)
*EUR                     dd.mm.yyyy  (24.00.00)
*CYMD                 cyy/mm/dd
*LONGJUL             yyyy/ddd
*HMS                   24:00:00
*JIS                        24:00:00

*Y, *M, *D, *H, *MN *S, *MS (microsec)


Carmen Nuland is a systems analyst with Hal Leonard Corp.


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