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Override CURRENTDATETIME value by run parameter

Our team wants to build automatic regression tests for continous integration and simplifying release changes. Also the tests would be repeatable.

The outputs in between two runs are different if the output contains an CURRENTDATETIME function.

We need a RUN parameter to override the CURRENTDATETIME value with a fix value.
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  • Jan 9 2018
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What is the idea priority? Medium
DeveloperWorks ID DW_ID105447
RTC ID RTC_ID539261
Link to original RFE http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/rfe/execute?use_case=viewRfe&CR_ID=105447
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    Guest commented
    18 Oct, 2018 09:00am

    This is a pretty disappointing answer, Luke. Masking the data at diff time is a big issue due to the various file formats. You need sophisticated tools for that and can't use Unix's diff. Fixing this issue in ITX by providing similar timestamps would be so much easier.

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    Luke Raiano commented
    17 Oct, 2018 03:51pm

    This is common in QA running on sample data.  Masking the data will resolve