Locale

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Syntax

   .-NOLOCALE---------------------------------.   
>>-+------------------------------------------+----------------><
   +-LOCALE--(--locale-name--+-----------+--)-+   
   |                         '-,--FADATE-'    |   
   '-NOLOCALE---------------------------------'   

The Locale option specifies the locale to be used for cultural environment-dependent presentation. Affected are things like date and time formatting, collating sequences of sorted information, and determination of non-printable characters, which are shown as periods.

The locale name that is specified as locale-name can be one of those supplied with z/OS® C/C++ for the setlocale() runtime function. A list of locale names can be found in the z/OS C/C++ Programming Guide, "Appendix D. Locales Supplied with z/OS C/C++".

If the optional FADATE suboption is specified, then all dates presented are in the standard Z Abend Investigator format of YYYY/MM/DD and all time values in the standard Fault Analyzer 24-hour format of HH:MM:SS, regardless of the locale used.

Specifying the NoLocale option is the equivalent to specifying Locale(C,FADATE).