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How can I convert my smart date (YYMD or Q) into YYQ format in a SET command rather than converting into a define? I have tried some DATECVT's and DATETRAN's but it didn't do the trick...

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-SET &YYQ = &DATEYYQ;


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Remember that you are dealing with two separate languages: Dialog Manager, and Focus reporting language. In the tag-team process of running a fex file, the dialog manager processor (which knows virtually nothing of Focus syntax) does some preprocessing and stacks the resolved code. At -RUN or eof or -EXIT, it hands off control to Focus -- which knows nothing of D.M. syntax -- to execute the stacked Focus code.

So:

If it's a dialog manager variable, which is just a typeless character string, it cannot be a "smart date".

Conversely, if you want to manipulate a variable defined as a smart date, DEFINE is at your disposal, but not -SET.

Now, please restate your question.


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You can turn a Dialogue Manager string into a smart date temporarily to use a date function and then turn it back into a string:

-SET &EOMDATE = DATECVT((DATEMOV((DATECVT(&SYSTEM_DATE,'I8YYMD','YYMD')),'EOM')),'YYMD','I8YYMD');
-SET &BACK_DATE1 = DATECVT((DATECVT(&RUN_DATE,'I8YYMD','YYMD') - 1), 'YYMD','I8YYMD');
-SET &IRPT_RUN_DT = DATETRAN(DATECVT(&YYMD, 'I8YYMD', 'DMYY'), '(MDYY)', '(trD)', 'EN', 40, 'A40');


There seems to be a loophole in all this when it comes to quarters. The almighty DATETRAN function can translate a date into Lithuanian or Chinese or Czech but can't work with quarters.


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Here's one convoluted method, I'm sure there are others:
-SET &MY_DATE = '20141223';

-SET &RUN_YYQ = EDIT(&MY_DATE,'9999$$$$') | '-' | EDIT(FIQTR(DATECVT(&YYMD, 'I8YYMD', 'YYMD'), 'D', 1, 1, 'FYS', 'I1'));



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Here's another example:

-SET &YYMD = &YYMD;
-SET &MY_YYQ = FPRINT(DATECVT(DATECVT(&YYMD,'I8YYMD','YYMD'),'YYMD','YYQ'),'YYQ','A7');
-TYPE --------------------------
-TYPE YYMD ----- &YYMD
-TYPE MY_YYQ --- &MY_YYQ
-TYPE --------------------------

This give you this:

--------------------------
YYMD ----- 20141208
MY_YYQ --- 2014 Q4
--------------------------


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Nice! I thought I could DATECVT a third time, but no dice. FPRINT is the correct answer.


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Thank you all. I ended up using jfr99's solution and this works perfectly for me.

Thanks again


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