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CEG
Calcite | Level 5 CEG
Calcite | Level 5

Hi,

 

I can't get the month and year to appear in the ODS PDF FILE, but it works throughout the program.

 

%let today = %sysfunc( TODAY());

%let month = %sysfunc( PUTN(&TODAY - 28,MONNAME3.));

%let year = %sysfunc( PUTN(&TODAY - 28,YEAR4.));

 

ODS PDF FILE = 'C:&month&year_VideoCounts.pdf';

 

 

Thanks!

CEG

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Tom
Super User Tom
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The macro processor ignores string quoted using single quote characters. Use double qoute characters instead.  When you put characters after the macro variable name that are valid characters to use in a macro variable name you need to tell SAS where your variable name ends. You use the period for this.

ODS PDF FILE = "C:&month.&year._VideoCounts.pdf";

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Tom
Super User Tom
Super User

The macro processor ignores string quoted using single quote characters. Use double qoute characters instead.  When you put characters after the macro variable name that are valid characters to use in a macro variable name you need to tell SAS where your variable name ends. You use the period for this.

ODS PDF FILE = "C:&month.&year._VideoCounts.pdf";
CEG
Calcite | Level 5 CEG
Calcite | Level 5
Perfect! Thanks!


RW9
Diamond | Level 26 RW9
Diamond | Level 26

Not sure why you need all that code, just do:

ods pdf file="c:\%sysfunc(date(),dtmonyy7.)_VideoCounts.pdf";

 

CEG
Calcite | Level 5 CEG
Calcite | Level 5
Thanks!



It is a lot easier.


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