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Startup Command and Parameter Reference
Startup Parameter Descriptions : Date Format (-d)

Date Format (-d)

Use Date Format (-d) to specify the format used to display dates in an application using a three-character string of the letters: d, m, and y in any order. This startup parameter provides the same functionality as the SESSION:DATE-FORMAT attribute.
Operating system and syntax
UNIX / Windows
-d dateform
Use with
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Minimum value
Single-user default
Multi-user default
Client Session
The format used to display dates in an application.
*The -d sets the display format not the storage format. The storage format is fixed.
*The date constants entered in procedures, or as initial values in the Data Dictionary, are always specified in month/day/year format.