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Aniruddhaanu
Fluorite | Level 6
Error:77-185 :invalid number conversion on "&firstm_start_date1." d.

Data _null_;
Call symputx('firstm_start_date1', put(intnx('qtr', today(), -1, 'B'), date11.)) ;
Call symputx('thirdm_start_date1', put(intnx('month', "&firstm_start_date1." d, 2,'B'), date11.)) ;
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japelin
Rhodochrosite | Level 12

Macro variables created by call symput cannot be accessed as macro variables until the DATA step is completed, so please do the following.

 

Data _null_;
Call symputx('firstm_start_date1', put(intnx('qtr', today(), -1, 'B'), date11.)) ;
run;

Data _null_;
Call symputx('thirdm_start_date1', put(intnx('month', "&firstm_start_date1."d, 2,'B'), date11.)) ;
run;


Also, the "D" indicating the date must appear immediately after the quotation marks, so remove the space

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japelin
Rhodochrosite | Level 12

Macro variables created by call symput cannot be accessed as macro variables until the DATA step is completed, so please do the following.

 

Data _null_;
Call symputx('firstm_start_date1', put(intnx('qtr', today(), -1, 'B'), date11.)) ;
run;

Data _null_;
Call symputx('thirdm_start_date1', put(intnx('month', "&firstm_start_date1."d, 2,'B'), date11.)) ;
run;


Also, the "D" indicating the date must appear immediately after the quotation marks, so remove the space

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