In an XDBC configuration file, set the DATE_INVALID_VALUE configuration variable to a valid date, as per the format specified by the XFD DATE directive, to be used when translating dates between a DATETIME type and a COBOL data type.
With the following variable set:
the following translations occur:
|Original item||Translated to|
|COBOL item not set to a valid date according to the DATE XFD directive||2012011600000000|
|DATETYPE is 2012011600000000||SPACES|