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Date not correctly displayed on AS/400

Problem
The dates when connecting to a AS/400 server are not displayed correctly in SmartFTP.

Cause
This originates from the fact that the server uses different date formats depending on the server's locale:
YY/MM/DD
DD/MM/YY
MM/DD/YY

SmartFTP can detect the format correctly if the MM part of the date is greater than 12. However in other situations for example if the date is returned as 01/02/03 it is impossible for the FTP client to know which part of the date represents the year.

Solution
Change the LISTFMT attribute in the AS/400 FTP server configuration from *DFT to *UNIX

 

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