I cant find any reference on : Time Format as a descriptor
within the documentation
glad if anyone can assist
See http://techcommunity.softwareag.com/ecosystem/documentation/natural/nat423mf/pg/pg_defi_dv.htm#format_d how TIME is defined in Natural.
See http://techcommunity.softwareag.com/ecosystem/documentation/adabas/ada812mfr/adamf/concepts/cfdesign.htm#cfdefinitions_fldlformat for datatypes existing in Adabas.
Type T can be represented by a alpha or packed field in Adabas.
Natural stores a time-field as a 7-Byte packed Numeric containg the tenths of seconds since 2. Jan 0000 AD.
And so does adabas. The behaviour of the descriptor is just the same as a simple descriptor for a 7-byte packed Numeric.