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mmagnuson
Quartz | Level 8

Hi,

 

Currently there is a schedule that automatically runs SAS programs at 12:00 am every morning. I've included the following code to delay it until 3 pm but it has not worked.

 

data _null_;
start=DHMS(DATE(), 15, 00, 00);
wait_sec=start-datetime();
zzz=sleep(wait_sec,1);
run;
 
Is there something wrong with the code above?
 
Thanks!
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SASKiwi
PROC Star

I don't see anything wrong with the logic, but how it works in practice might be different. What does 'has not worked' mean? It would be better to create a new 3pm schedule.

TomKari
Onyx | Level 15

If you submit it after 3PM (as I just did!) your interval will be negative. Here's a fix to move it to the NEXT 3PM.

 

Tom

 

data _null_;
	starttime=hms(23, 00, 00);
	if time() < starttime start=DHMS(DATE(), 0, 0, starttime);
	else start=DHMS(DATE()+1, 0, 0, starttime);
	wait_sec=start-datetime();
	zzz=sleep(wait_sec,1);
run;

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