SirScan date processing

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SirScan uses dates in the following ways:

  • To examine the CPU clock (as returned by the STCK hardware instruction) to determine the current date, in case SirScan is under a rental or trial agreement.
  • To display the current date, as returned by the TIME SVC (if the Sir2000 User Language Tools is active, the date is obtained by temporarily switching the clock using the APPDATE INTERNAL command) as page headers in various end-user displays.
  • To select and display Model 204 timestamps from the journal.

For headers on pages or rows that occur on printed pages or displayed screens, RKTools products generally use a full four-digit year format, although they may display dates with two-digit years in circumstances where the proper century can be inferred from the context.

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