Year 2000 Compliance
The current 16-bit version of People-Trak utilizes a DBase database structure.
The Dbase structure supports storage of an explicit 4 digit year. Thus,
there are no problems such as those encountered on older mainframe systems
where data storage provided for only a two digit year.
At the current time, People-Trak data entry fields for date fields are
based on the mm/dd/yy format that does not allow for the capture of the
century. However, People-Trak uses a simple logic formula to determine
which century will actually be stored in the DBase formatted field. This
logic has proven to be perfectly acceptable thus far and we have had no
issues regarding year 2000 dating.
In forthcoming version of the software, we are modifying all date fields
to the mm/dd/ccyy format. We have designed a special data entry format
that will enable users to enter dates in the fastest possible way and yet
still allow the explicit entry of the century.
Example: Upon entry of ‘new’ dates, the century will
default to the current century. After the user has entered the day, the
cursor will jump over the century and position to the first year digit.
The user can then finish the date, accepting the default century, or the
user can backspace and override the default century to the desired value.