Sixteen characters that indicate the date and time of the latest record transaction and serve as a version identifier for the record. They are recorded according to Representation of Dates and Times (ISO 8601). The date requires 8 numeric characters in the pattern yyyymmdd. The time requires 8 numeric characters in the pattern hhmmss.f, expressed in terms of the 24-hour (00-23) clock.
Date characters yyyymmdd include 4 for the year, 2 for the month, and 2 for the day.
Time characters hhmmss.f include 2 for the hour, 2 for the minute, 2 for the second, and 2 for a decimal fraction of the second, including the decimal point. The 24-hour clock (00-23) is used.
The date on which a record is first entered into machine-readable form is contained in field 008/00-05. The Date entered on file never changes.
[February 23, 1994, 3:10:47 P.M. (15:10:47)]