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BonnaryW
Obsidian | Level 7

Hello,

 

I need help on how to add previous QTR to the filename.  My code is below.

ods _all_ close;

%let q= (%sysfunc(intnx(qtr,%sysfunc(date()),-1)));

%put &q;

ods tagsets.excelxp file="c:\myfile_Q&q..xls"

style=sasweb;

 

My filename should be "c:\myfile_Q2.xls. I am getting "c:\myfile_Q&q.xls".

 

Thank you.

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Reeza
Super User

Macro variables are literal text replacement. I see the %PUT statement but it doesn't generate what you expect so that's where your error is. 

 

Your PUT statement shows:

(21275)

 

You're creating a SAS date but don't apply a format. For Q# format try QTR format, which can be applied directly in SYSFUNC. You also have extraneous parenthesis.

 

%let q= %sysfunc(intnx(qtr,%sysfunc(date()),-1), qtr.);

@BonnaryW wrote:

Hello,

 

I need help on how to add previous QTR to the filename.  My code is below.

ods _all_ close;

%let q= (%sysfunc(intnx(qtr,%sysfunc(date()),-1)));

%put &q;

ods tagsets.excelxp file="c:\myfile_Q&q..xls"

style=sasweb;

 

My filename should be "c:\myfile_Q2.xls. I am getting "c:\myfile_Q&q.xls".

 

Thank you.


 

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Reeza
Super User

Macro variables are literal text replacement. I see the %PUT statement but it doesn't generate what you expect so that's where your error is. 

 

Your PUT statement shows:

(21275)

 

You're creating a SAS date but don't apply a format. For Q# format try QTR format, which can be applied directly in SYSFUNC. You also have extraneous parenthesis.

 

%let q= %sysfunc(intnx(qtr,%sysfunc(date()),-1), qtr.);

@BonnaryW wrote:

Hello,

 

I need help on how to add previous QTR to the filename.  My code is below.

ods _all_ close;

%let q= (%sysfunc(intnx(qtr,%sysfunc(date()),-1)));

%put &q;

ods tagsets.excelxp file="c:\myfile_Q&q..xls"

style=sasweb;

 

My filename should be "c:\myfile_Q2.xls. I am getting "c:\myfile_Q&q.xls".

 

Thank you.


 

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