Available Languages: reporting, Maintain
The DMY, MDY, and YMD functions calculate the difference between two legacy dates in integer, alphanumeric, or packed format.
Is one of the following:
DMY calculates the difference between two dates in day-month-year format.
MDY calculates the difference between two dates in month-day-year format.
YMD calculates the difference between two dates in year-month-day format.
Is the beginning legacy date, or the name of a field that contains the date.
Is the end date, or the name of a field that contains the date.
YMD calculates the number of days between the dates in HIRE_DATE and DAT_INC:
TABLE FILE EMPLOYEE SUM HIRE_DATE FST.DAT_INC AS 'FIRST PAY,INCREASE' AND COMPUTE DIFF/I4 = YMD(HIRE_DATE, FST.DAT_INC); AS 'DAYS,BETWEEN' BY LAST_NAME BY FIRST_NAME WHERE DEPARTMENT EQ 'MIS'; END
The output is:
FIRST PAY INCREASE
BLACKWOOD CROSS GREENSPAN JONES MCCOY SMITH
ROSEMARIE BARBARA MARY DIANE JOHN MARY
82/04/01 81/11/02 82/04/01 82/05/01 81/07/01 81/07/01
82/04/01 82/04/09 82/06/11 82/06/01 82/01/01 82/01/01
0 158 71 31 184 184