• Subject: Re: ILE - Date Substraction
  • From: John Hall <jhall@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 25 Mar 1999 15:39:45 -0500

If your current date is the last day of the month and you want the last
day of the previous month you can do the following


Add 1 day to your date
subtract 1 month
subtract 1 day

or you can set the day portion of your month to 01 and subtract 1 day.


Either way takes you to the first day of the current month and then 1
day before that is the last day of the previous month

John Hall


Rajan.Srinivasan@Allfun.com wrote:
> 
>   I tried  this.    I defined  Date1  as   a  Date Field  with (*USA)
> format.
> 
>                             DATE1                   SUBUR
> 1:*M                   DATE1
> 
> When I executed the above statements ,   I  get the following results on
> DATE1
> 
> DATE1(before)                               DATE1 (after)
> 
> 03/31/1998                                         2/28/1998
> ok
> 
> 05/31/1998                                        04/30/1998
> ok
> 
> 06/30/1998                                        05/30/1998
> not  ok
> 
> 04/30/1998                                         03/30/1998
> not ok
> 
> When  I  input  value  06/30/1998  on   DATE1 ,  and after executing
> SUBDUR ,  I  get  the value  05/30/1998, whereas
> I should get  05/31/1998
> 
> I am I doing something wrong
> 
> Thanks
> Raj
>
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