retrieve data for the last quarter

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retrieve data for the last quarter

I would appreciate if anybody could give me logic to pull data for the last quarter from the database. right now to pull for 1 month I am using
sysdate(add_months('mmyyyy'-1) some thing on these lines.
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Re: retrieve data for the last quarter

Explore using the SAS function INTNX for this type of date calculation, such as:

( INTNX('QTR',TODAY(),-1) LE your_date_var LE INTNX('QTR',TODAY(),-1,'E') )

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Re: retrieve data for the last quarter

If you have an index on your date var, be sure to pre calculate and store the result of the INTNX expressions in macro variables, otherwise you won't hit the index when using WHERE.

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