10-01-2012 11:31 AM
How do I set todays date in the footnote of a recurring report in SAS. I'm using ODS to an html file and want to have the current date in the footer. Thanks, John
10-01-2012 11:57 AM
footnote .j=r "&sysdate9 &systime";
but remember that the date and time here is the date the SAS session started, so if you keep your session open for long periods of time (I keep them open for days), the date will be incorrect. In that case you need to set your own macro variable in your program.
10-01-2012 12:01 PM
Here is the footnote that EGuide generates. It will put today's date and time in the footer.
FOOTNOTE1 "Generated by the SAS System (&_SASSERVERNAME, &SYSSCPL) on %TRIM(%QSYSFUNC(DATE(), NLDATE20.)) at %TRIM(%SYSFUNC(TIME(), TIMEAMPM12.))";
Note the use of double-quotes so the macro variables will resolve.
Note, also, that HTML generates one (potentially very long) page, so the footer will only appear once.
10-01-2012 12:07 PM
With slightly more work, you can control the format in which the date appears. Here, for example, you'll get YMD:
footnote .j=r "%sysfunc(today(), yymmdd10)";