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Variable to express date ranges

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Variable to express date ranges

data _null_;

BPM = INTNX('Month',&pbd_date,-1,'b');/*1st day LM*/

EPM = INTNX('Month',&pbd_date,-1,'e');/*Last day last Month*/

CALL SYMPUT('pmb',BPM);

CALL SYMPUT('pme',EPM);

run;

%put &pmb &pme

I want to assign a variable name called LastMth to encompass a range between BPM and EPM (or all of last month).  I want to be able to use this in a datastep to capture records that fall within the entire month(last month).

For example something like LastMth = range between &pmb and &pme ??

then I want to use it in a datastep like this

data want_&LastMth

set something;

run;

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Re: Variable to express date ranges

Posted in reply to omega1983

could you please give us some sample data and expected output data?

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Re: Variable to express date ranges

Posted in reply to omega1983

i'm NOT suggesting this is the best way to accomplish what you want, but are your data and problem similar to the one described at: https://communities.sas.com/message/185021#185021

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Re: Variable to express date ranges

Posted in reply to omega1983

If you want monthly data try yearmon7.  or yymm6. format for your dates which will group all data into months instead of days.

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