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ABL Reference
Handle Attributes and Methods Reference : DATE-FORMAT attribute

DATE-FORMAT attribute

The format used to represent dates during the current ABL session (for the DATE, DATETIME, and DATETIME-TZ data types).
Data type: CHARACTER
Access: Readable/Writeable
Applies to: SESSION system handle
Typical values are "mdy" or "dmy". This attribute provides the same functionality as the Date Format (-d) parameter.