ASKTIME updates the date (EIBDATE) and CICS time-of-day clock (EIBTIME) fields in the EIB. These two fields initially contain the date and time when the task started.
For example, after the following command runs:
EXEC CICS ASKTIME ABSTIME(utime)
utime contains a value similar in format to 002837962864820.
Contains the time at which the task is started (this field is updated by the ASKTIME command). The time is in packed decimal form (0HHMMSS+), and can contain a value in the range 0000000+ to 0240000+. Both 0000000+ and 0240000+ are valid.