The systemDate returns a date object. If you need to get the
date formatted into a string then all you need to do is this:
someVar = the systemDate + 9
someStr = string(someVar.day) & "/" &
string(someVar.month) & "/" & string(someVar.year)
... or however you would like to format it. There may be a
more direct way to format it, but I can't think of it right now.
Also look into the date, the long date, the time and the long
time. They're older version command which give you dates and times
in strings, however their formats are dependent on the OS settings
and they cannot be as easily manipulated as a date object can.
if you're using MX2004 then you can create a moviescript
probably give you more control over the formatting/displaying of
the date/time as well as other functions not available to Lingo.