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The variable &DTYYMD displays 37956, where as &DATEMDYY displays current date in yymd format. This is happening after upgrading to webfocus 532 on win2k. Both the variables displays 37956 in 521 & 526. Any Idea why is it happening?
KJ, since your're using the datecvt function, i'm assuming that you in fact WANT a smart date as a result. And that number 37956 is exactly correct, its the smartdate being held in variable &DTYYMD. Smartdates are integers representing the number of dates elapsed since the beginning of the last century ; theres a difference between the way FOcus calculates it and Excel calculates it, but you can get the idea by going to Excel and entering 12/1/04 in a date formated cell a1, and then in another cell enter =value(a1) and you'll see 38322. This is how both applications handle date arithmetic. So if you WANT a smart date in an &var, you've got it. If you DON"T want a smart date in an &var, then don't use the DATECVT function.
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