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How Do I Use Yesterday's Date as a file name in PROC EXPORT

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How Do I Use Yesterday's Date as a file name in PROC EXPORT

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Hello,

I'm trying to write a macro to get yesterday's date and use it as part of a file name in my PROC EXPORT code.

Desired file name would include the date in DATE9. format.

 

My code:

PROC EXPORT DATA=Work.Output
OUTFILE="/sas/Applicable Claims &TEST..CSV"
DBMS=CSV REPLACE;

Run;

 

Some of my TEST macros that I've tried (not on the same run):

%let TEST= %sysfunc(%eval(Today()-1),DATE9.);
%let TEST= %eval(TODAY()-1);
%let TEST= %put %sysfunc(putn(%eval(%sysfunc(today())-1),date9.));
%let TEST= %put %sysfunc(intnx(day,%sysfunc(today()),-1),date9.);
%let TEST= %put %eval(%sysfunc(today())-1);
%let TEST = %eval(%sysfunc(today(),)-1);

 

I'm writing free-lance code in EG 9.4

 

Thanks!

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Re: How Do I Use Yesterday's Date as a file name in PROC EXPORT

data _null_;
call symput('test',put(date()-1,date9.));
run;
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Re: How Do I Use Yesterday's Date as a file name in PROC EXPORT

And a tip: DO NO USE BLANKS IN FILENAMES!

Use underlines instead.

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