Date: Mon, 23 Jul 2007 16:08:04 +0000
Reply-To: toby dunn <tobydunn@HOTMAIL.COM>
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From: toby dunn <tobydunn@HOTMAIL.COM>
Subject: Re: Date Calculation
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I think you need to be concerned abotu your approach here. Why do you need
all the dates in a year? And how do you define your year?
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you. Tell him a bench has wet paint on it and he'll have to touch to be
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Subject: Date Calculation
Date: Mon, 23 Jul 2007 08:09:13 -0700
Hello, I'm trying to create macros containing the first date of the
month for all months in between certain dates (in the case below, it
is a calendar year, but this will not be the case every time).
The bold part of the program (macro dates_month)is not working for me;
I'm not sure why. I'm not concerned with the actual values at this
point, I'm just trying to figure out why macros &Date1 - $Date12 are
not being created.
Also, if there is a better way to do this (create macros containing
the first date of the month for all months in between certain dates),
please let me know.
Start = put(intnx('month',today(),-14),date9.);
firstday = intnx('month',today(),-2);
End = put((firstday - 1),date9.);
%put(Start) = &Start;
%put(End) = &End;
%put(Month) = &Month;
%do I = 1 %to 12;
Date&I = intnx('month',&Start,&I);
%put(Date1) = &Date1;[/b]