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Date:         Sat, 5 May 2007 20:30:50 +0000
Reply-To:     iw1junk@COMCAST.NET
Sender:       "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From:         Ian Whitlock <iw1junk@COMCAST.NET>
Subject:      Re: Macro Manipulations
Comments: cc: "Richard A. DeVenezia" <rdevenezia@WILDBLUE.NET>

Summary: %SYSEVALF recognizes date notation. #iw-value=1


For that matter there is no need for the inner %SYSFUNC when &SYSDATE is accurate.

4 %let date2 = %sysfunc(sum(%sysevalf("&sysdate"d-1)),date.); 5 %put date2=&date2.; date2=04MAY07

or to give SUM some purpose

6 %let date2 = %sysfunc(sum(%sysevalf("&sysdate"d)-1),date.); 7 %put date2=&date2.; date2=04MAY07

Ian Whitlock ============== Date: Sat, 5 May 2007 10:19:24 -0400 Reply-To: "Richard A. DeVenezia" <rdevenezia@WILDBLUE.NET> Sender: "SAS(r) Discussion" From: "Richard A. DeVenezia" <rdevenezia@WILDBLUE.NET> Organization: Internet News Service Subject: Re: Macro Manipulations Comments: To: sas-l

"Huang, JS" wrote: > This should work: > > %let yesterday = %sysfunc(putn(%eval(%sysfunc (today())-1),date.)); > %put yesterday= &yesterday;

There is no need for the putn. SYSFUNC has an optional second argument for formatting results.

%let date2 = %sysfunc(sum(%sysfunc(today()),-1),date.); %put date2=&date2.;

-- Richard A. DeVenezia

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