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Getting US Standard date value?

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  • #16
    Re: Getting US Standard date value?

    It is not intentionally undocumented, so we will get it added. There are no plans to remove it at all.

    Lenny Forziati
    Vice President, Internet Products and Technical Services
    Alpha Software Corporation

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    • #17
      Re: Getting US Standard date value?

      Hello to all!

      One of the things I like about this forum is the fact that I often learn alot about functionality when putting a general, mind provoking, post out there.

      I agree with the general consensus that changing a users' system clock is a no no. What I have accomplished is to check the users system date (simply using date()) and comparing that with the original install date (which I write to a hidden file) to find out if the user is trying to avoid licensing by back dating their system. If their current date() value is before their last stored license/install date, I provide a message to the user that my application will not run without a correct system date. I then close my application.

      This approach fits my needs. Lenny, I also thank you for ?INET::TimeCheck::NTPTime.

      Thanks to all.

      Gene

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      • #18
        Re: Getting US Standard date value?

        Lenny. I changed the date on my system to test the INET::TimeCheck::NTPTime function thinking that that function would return the correct date and time even if someone changed their own system clock. My assumption was incorrect. After changing the date to yesterday, INET::TimeCheck::NTPTime returned yesterdays date.

        Is there a function available that will show the correct current date and time and not just read the system clock?

        Thanks.

        Gene

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        • #19
          Re: Getting US Standard date value?

          2) this will require internet connection.
          create a simple a5w page in your computer or a licensing computer and the page only contains this code
          <%a5
          ?date()
          %>
          call it a5_date.a5w publish it to be available from outside and you can host it in your computer
          and then in the customer computer create a call to this page like
          dim cP as p
          cP = http_get(your_computer:port/directory/a5_date.a5w")
          dim current_date as d
          current_date = cP.body.
          that will give you the current date.
          i posted this in the second post.
          you could easily do this unless somebody comes up with better one.
          thanks for reading

          gandhi

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