BLAST, Inc. defines Year 2000 compliance as follows:
- File creation dates will be set correctly when a file
- Datestamps can be written to log files in a 4 digit
- The date returned by the @DATE reserved variable can be
in a 4 digit year format.
The following products meet the above Year 2000 Compliancy
BLAST DOS, UNIX, QNX, VMS and Data Pump products use standard
"C" functions to calculate dates. Thus, there is no inherent
limitation in these BLAST products that cause problems
when system clocks roll over into the year 2000. There are,
however, many known hardware limitations that cause computers
to generate erroneous time and date data from the year 2000.
BLAST is unable to warrant performance of these products if
the hardware is incapable of generating accurate time and
date data. It is the customer's responsibility to ascertain the
ability of their hardware to generate correct dates from the year 2000.
BLAST, Inc. is committed to maintaining backward compatibility
of scripts. Thus, datestamps and dates returned by the @DATE
reserved variable will be available in either a 2 digit or
in a 4 digit year format. The customer will be able to run
these BLAST products in either mode to either maintain compatibility
with old scripts or to ensure Year 2000 Compliance.
For more information on Year 2000 issues in BLAST products
please refer to the
Year 2000 Technical Note.