Gets the current date and time of day. ASKTIME updates the CICS date in EIBDATE and CICS time-of-day clock in EIBTIME fields in the EIB. These two fields initially contain the date and time when the task started.
Specifies the data area for the number of milliseconds since 00:00 on 1 January 1900 known as absolute time. The time is returned as a packed decimal of length 8 bytes. The data-area declaration in Cobol is PIC S9(15) COMP-3.