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I have following sample code in .fex file:

-SET &YYMD = '20180314';
-TYPE --------------------------
-TYPE --------------------------

and my result:
YYMD ----- 20180314
MY_YYQ --- 42807

can someone explain where/how does '42807' come from?

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Format YYMD is a "Smart Date" and it effectively the number of days since 1970, if memory serves


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the value returned for format YYMD is the number of days since the base date - 12/31/1900 I think. the 1970 base is for dates in Unix

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Here's a post with an example of how you might use DATECVT:
how DATECVT work?

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