The Question is:
Dear Dr.Wizard, your highness,
Enlighten me. Why does CDU (and DCL) translate the
keyword "today" (type=$datetime) to today's date
("19-Feb-2001 00:00:00.00") when it appears in
a "parameter", but not when it appears as a default
in a "qualifier" ??
parameter p1 label=DATE prompt="date" value(required,type=$datetime)
works as described above, but
qualifier SINCE default nonnegatable placement=global
simply presents the string "today" as the result of CLI$GET_VALUE
If there is a way to make it work, please give an example.
The Answer is :
The OpenVMS Wizard would encourage the syntax:
qualifier SINCE, value(default=TODAY,type=$datetime)
If you quote the string, well, that's the string that you get.