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01SASUser
Fluorite | Level 6

Hello. May I know how to output yesterday's date?

To output today's date, what I do is execute "%put %sysfunc(today(),date);"

141  %put %sysfunc(today(),date);

25JUN14

I tried yesterday's date by revising my code to "%put %sysfunc(today()-1,date);" but I am receiving an error:

ERROR: Expected close parenthesis after macro function invocation not found.

1,date)

This also didn't work "%put %sysfunc((today(),date)-1);":

ERROR: Function name missing in %SYSFUNC or %QSYSFUNC macro function reference.

today(),date)-1)

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slchen
Lapis Lazuli | Level 10

%put %sysfunc(intnx(day,%sysfunc(today()),-1),date9.);

or

%put %sysfunc(putn(%eval(%sysfunc(today())-1),date9.));

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Scott_Mitchell
Quartz | Level 8

How about this?

%PUT %SYSFUNC(PUTN(%SYSFUNC(INTNX(DAY,%SYSFUNC(TODAY()),-1)),date9.));

01SASUser
Fluorite | Level 6

The command worked! Thank you for the support.

RW9
Diamond | Level 26 RW9
Diamond | Level 26

Hi,

I don't have SAS currently, so can't check.  But I think you would need:

%put %sysfunc(%eval(today()-1),date);

Or you could do:

data _null_;

     call symput('YTDAY',put(today()-1,date9.));

run;

%put &YTDAY.;

There's a few other options, depends on how you are using this date later.

01SASUser
Fluorite | Level 6

The command

"data _null_;

     call symput('YTDAY',put(today()-1,date9.));

run;

%put &YTDAY.;"

worked! Thank you for the support!

LinusH
Tourmaline | Level 20

Macro is strictly about text, so if you wish to do numerical calculations, you need to explicitly tell the macro processor that.

%put %eval(%sysfunc(today()) - 1);

Data never sleeps
sas_lak
Quartz | Level 8

/* Creating Global Macro Variables  */

data _null_;

call symput('MAR14',put(intnx('month',today(),-3),monyy5.));                 

call symput('APR14',put(intnx('month',today(),-2),monyy5.));
call symput('MAY14',put(intnx('month',today(),-1),monyy5.));

call symput('JUN14',put(intnx('month',today(),-0),monyy5.));    /* CURRENT MONTH */
call symput('JUL14',put(intnx('month',today(),+1),monyy5.));      

call symput('AUG14',put(intnx('month',today(),+2),monyy5));
call symput('SEP14',put(intnx('month',today(),+3),monyy5.)); 

call symput('OCT14',put(intnx('month',today(),+4),monyy5.));       

RUN;

%put &MAR14;

%put &APR14;

%put &MAY14;

%put &JUN14; /* CURRENT MONTH */

%put &JUL14;

%put &AUG14;

%put &SEP14;

%put &OCT14;

1. In the Same way u can create Date and any kind of Date related Values. Just need to change output FORMAT.

EX:-  ddmmyy10. or Date9.

slchen
Lapis Lazuli | Level 10

%put %sysfunc(intnx(day,%sysfunc(today()),-1),date9.);

or

%put %sysfunc(putn(%eval(%sysfunc(today())-1),date9.));

kanivan51
Obsidian | Level 7
DATA _NULL_;
YESTERDAY=DATE()-1;
CALL SYMPUT('YESTERDAY',PUT(YESTERDAY,DATE9.));
RUN;
%PUT &YESTERDAY;

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