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Hi All,

I am using a variable, say:
PREV.MED/A14 = MED|MONTH.PR|PREV.YR;


The above field PREV.MED has some value say, MEDAUG10.

When I am calculating another field, say:
PREV.MED.TOT/I5 = 88888;

Now, When I am writing the report:
Write
PREV.MED.TOT AS PREV.MED
END

So I am expecting:
MEDAUG10
--------
88888

Please advise if this can be implemented.

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What about an amper variable?

-SET &asname = '88888';


PREV.MED.TOT AS &asname


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Hi Lidholm,

I am using it, since I have a varibale in which I am storing a value, the code mention by you is picking the text of the variable.

You see, the variable is dynamic and suppose to change every month. So I need to have that a dynamic value to it.

Let me know if I have put this clearly.

Thanks


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Hi,

You can first read the values into a amper variable and use that as Lidholm suggested.
Something like

  
TABLE FILE TABLENAME
PRINT
COMPUTE PREV.MED/A14 = MED|MONTH.PR|PREV.YR; 
ON TABLE SAVE AS FIL1
END
-RUN
-READ FIL1, &COLNAME
TABLE FILE TABLENAME
PRINT
COMPUTE PREV.MED.TOT AS &COLNAME
END




Thanks
Sashanka


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Sashanka

Hi Sashanka,

Thank you for your reply. Your thought worked with a slight addition to it.

I followed:
Before saving the SAVE file I used -SET &PREV = ' ';

Then I stored it in a SAVE file.
After this:
-RUN
-READ FIL1 &PREV
TABLE FILE MYHOLD
WRITE PREV.MED.TOT AS &PREV
BY FIELD1
ON TABLE HOLD AS HOLDDONE
END

It worked smoothly.

Thank you Lidholm and Sashanka.

Note: peroid was not accepting:
I have changed -SET &PREV.MED to -SET &PMED to get the desired results.


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I would strongly suggest that you do not use a period as a name part separator, as this is used by WebFOCUS to separate Masters and Segmetns and file names, as well as functions like MAX, MIN, FST, LST and TOT.


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