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I am trying to get two dates, (1) Today's date and (2) the start of the previous year (so 1/1/2018 as of today's date).

Here is what I have so far:

DEFINE FILE car
ED_DT/YYMD= '&DATEYYMD';
PV_YR/YYMD = DATEADD(ED_DT,'Y', -1)
ST_DT/YYMD = DATEMOV(PV_YR,'BOY')
END

The calls for ED_DT and PV_YR work as expected, and return 20191212 and 20181212 respectively. Its when I add the ST_DT line to move the 20181212 to 20180101 using DATEMOV, I get an error that says:

ERROR AT OR NEAR LINE 5 IN PROCEDURE ADHOCRQ FOCEXEC *
(FOC224) SYNTAX ERROR: ST_DT

ERROR AT OR NEAR LINE 12 IN PROCEDURE ADHOCRQ FOCEXEC *
(FOC003) THE FIELDNAME IS NOT RECOGNIZED: PV_YR
(FOC009) Request failed validation, not executed.

I cannot figure its anything other than I can't do DATEMOV in a DEFINE FILE. Is that correct?

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John Coleman
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John

You were missing the " ; "

 

PV_YR/YYMD = DATEADD(ED_DT,'Y', -1);
ST_DT/YYMD = DATEMOV(PV_YR,'BOY');

 
 
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I promise I have been doing this for more than a day, I swear! Thanks


John Coleman
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That's how you learn anything.
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I've bookmarked this page. It's where I go to find the syntax for any of these functions.

https://webfocusinfocenter.inf...urce/func_opener.htm


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also keep in mind that there are some new date time functions that will be better optimized to SQL, resulting in better performance.

 
DEFINE FILE car
ED_DT/YYMD= DT_CURRENT_DATE();
PV_YR/YYMD = DTADD(ED_DT, YEAR , -1);
ST_DT/YYMD = DTRUNC(PV_YR, YEAR);
END

 


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