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date validation

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date validation

Hi,

I need to do a date validation to check if the date value entered into a data set is greater than or equal to sysdate.

User would be opening the data set to enter the value. If he is enters  a date value less than sysdate, error should pop up.

I am planning to use IC create statements.

Is there any alternate way?

Thanks in advance,

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Re: date validation

Is this about integrity constraints or about the client interface a user would use?

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Re: date validation

I would like to know if there is any alternate way  other than integrity constraints for this functionality

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Re: date validation

if SAS informats are being applied, you could create one which treats future-dated entries as invalid.

However, although an informat can apply in a data step reading values with INPUT statements and report to the sasLog, and SAS/AF and SAS/FSP windows provide immediate message feedback, in SAS Enterprise Guide, I don't see how it responds to your user.

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Re: date validation

ok...thanks for the details

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