Update Create Date When Writing to Media - Q1ACRTDOLD

Normally the creation date of a volume will only be updated when data is written to the first sequence on the volume.   The following methods can be used to cause the creation date of volume to be changed for other operations:

  1. This data area can be used to update the creation date of a volume when data is written to the first sequence on the volume or when QUSRBRM is saved to the volume.

    CRTDTAARA QUSRBRM/Q1ACRTDOLD TYPE(*CHAR) LEN(1)

    NOTE:
             - In releases IBM i 6.1 and earlier, the following PTFs or their superseding PTFs are required:
                     6.1 SI30649
                     5.4 SI30647

  2. This same data area can also be used to update the creation date of a volume every time data is written to the volume, if it contains the value ALL.

    CRTDTAARA QUSRBRM/Q1ACRTDOLD TYPE(*CHAR) LEN(10) VALUE('ALL ')

    NOTE:
            - In releases IBM i 6.1 and earlier, the following PTFs or their superseding PTFs are required:
                    6.1 SI37276
                    5.4 SI37269