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Please help... I am 'new' to webfocus programming and I try to work out the day of the week from today date in order to decide what the program should do.
My code is as below. I am getting error message "Task error: UNRECOGNIZED COMMAND DATEA/A8YYMD = TODAY(DATEA);"

DATEA/A8YYMD = TODAY(DATEA);
DATEB/A4 = DOWK(DATEA, DATEB);

Thanks

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Instead of using TODAY(DATEA), use '&YYMD'.


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Thank you.

I tried your suggestion with the code below, but it's still prompting me the message "Task error: UNRECOGNIZED COMMAND DATEA/A8YYMD = 20120719 ;"

DATEA/A8YYMD = '&YYMD';
DATEB/A4 = DOWK(DATEA, DATEB);

Thanks


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Can you post more of your code ?

The code you have would be found in a DEFINE, or perhaps a COMPUTE, I have a feeling you need this at a Dialog Manager level.


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Thanks. I added the table file car statement as below. It is now prompting me:
"THE FIELDNAME IS NOT RECOGNIZED: SET "

-*********
-CHECKDAY
-*********
-*
TABLE FILE CAR
PRINT CAR NOPRINT
AND COMPUTE
DATEA/A8YYMD = '&YYMD';
DATEB/A4 = DOWK(DATEA, DATEB);
END
-*
-TYPE DATE OF THE WEEK IS DATEB
-*
-IF DATEB EQ 'SAT' GOTO CHECKAGENT;
-IF DATEB EQ 'SUN' GOTO CHECKAGENT;
-GOTO ENDPROC

Thanks for your help


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DOWK takes an I8 parameter for the input. Try this:

DATEA/A8YYMD = '&YYMD';
DATEB/A3 = DOWK(EDIT(DATEA), DATEB);


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As George pointed out, DOWK requires I8YYMD (or I6YMD) as th input format.

One simple change is required if you need DATEA elsewhere.

DATEA/I8YYMD = &YYMD;

otherwise:

DATEB/A4 = DOWK(&YYMD, DATEB);

Does the job all by itself.


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This can all be done with Dialogue Manager. Maybe this will give you what you want?

-SET &DATEB = DOWK(&YYMD,'A4');
-IF (&DATEB EQ 'SAT' OR 'SUN') GOTO CHECKAGENT;
-GOTO ENDPROC


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Thank you everyone for your response.

It works!
Instead of playing around with my code, I just use Dan's suggestion.

Thanks again Smiler


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I tried rfbowley's approach and it didn't like
DATEA/I8YYMD = &YYMD;

And DOWK expects a length of A3 according to the documentation, not A4, although the latter wouldn't hurt of course.


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