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A batch (non-interactive) job is submitted on Wednesday, 20 January 1999 (SAS date 14264). The program completes the following day.

The following code is the last step in the SAS program:

data _null_;

call symput ('mdate',input("&sysdate", date7.));

run;

why the value of macro variable mdate is 14264, not 14265?

I think the program is completed the following day, so &sysdate should be in accord with the current date which is Thursday, 21 January 1999(SAS date 14265).

Thank you guys.


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‎08-16-2014 12:25 PM
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Re: &sysdate

SYSDATE is a macro variable that is set when the job starts.

If you want the current date you can use %SYSFUNC(TODAY()) .

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‎08-16-2014 12:25 PM
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Re: &sysdate

SYSDATE is a macro variable that is set when the job starts.

If you want the current date you can use %SYSFUNC(TODAY()) .

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