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All,
I am trying to fetch the YEAR part alone from the Current date, using Dialogue manager.But i am not able to get it.I got WF_1001_dates_sample.pdf from the forum, in that it was given fetching year with Quarter and month.Using DATECVT i tried, but it accepts only MMDY kind of format.We cannot the set the data type for a variable in the dialogue manager.Can any one suggest how to fetch YEAR part alone using dialogue manager.

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R.Prasanna
 
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-SET &AYEAR = EDIT(&DATEYYMD,'9999$');

-TYPE &DATEYYMD
-TYPE &AYEAR


Francis


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Prasanna, Francis,

Just use &DATEYY


Daniel
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Daniel,

Thanks!

When I queried the amper variables with -? &, &DATEYY didn't show up, for that matter, neither did &DATEYYMD.

And, of course, I cannot find &DATEYY in the 5.3 documentation.

Cheers.


Francis


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ah.. WebFocus Key Sheet ... best twenty five bucks you'll ever spend! well, ok maybe not, but its worth its weight in gold. you'll find all sorts of &date vars you never thought of.




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Francis,

You can use after &DATE all the formats:
&DATEMYY
&DATEDMtrYY
&DATEQYY
and so on.
BTW, this was documented when the &DATE came out in 1999 in advance of the "bug 2000".


Daniel
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Worthful info Danny...




Frank

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Danny,

Do you know where they're documented? As far as I can tell, they're only in the third-party WebFOCUS Key Sheet book.

These are mentioned in the 5.3 manual: &DATE, &DATEDMY, &DATEDMYY, &DATEMDY, &DATEMDYY, &DATEYMD, &DATEYYMD, &DMY, &DMYY, &MDY, &MDYY, &TOD, &YMD, &YYMD, but only in a section on using reserved amper variables in a DEFINE in a Master.

I've been using &DATEDMtrYY for a while, though it's not documented.

It would be nice to have the complete list in the documentation.

Cheers.


Francis


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Francis,
As I said, you can add after &DATE any FOCUS date format you want and FOCUS will return the date in that format.
I can't tell you offhand where is the documentation, but back in 1999, when the year 2000 was looming ahead, it was well known. Also, if you look in the MF Focus manual for developping applications, you will find:
&DATEfmt: Any date format. Returns the current date, where fmt can be
any combination of YYMD, MDYY, etc.


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Available Date Display formats are listed in the Describing Data manual for WF 5.x in chapter 4 pages 27-29, in the WF 7.x Describing Data manual chapter 5 page 43, however the WF 7.x manual does not mention the 'r, R' option.
 
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