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Cameron Hooper <[email protected]> |

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st: macro variables |

Date |
Tue, 28 Dec 2004 18:06:23 -0500 |

I have a question about macro variables. I want to code the following as a loop:

// Create fiscal year end date

generate fyed = mdy(12,31,year)

replace fyed = mdy(2,1,year-1) - 1 if fyr == 1

replace fyed = mdy(3,1,year-1) - 1 if fyr == 2

replace fyed = mdy(4,1,year-1) - 1 if fyr == 3

replace fyed = mdy(5,1,year-1) - 1 if fyr == 4

replace fyed = mdy(6,1,year) - 1 if fyr == 5

replace fyed = mdy(7,1,year) - 1 if fyr == 6

replace fyed = mdy(8,1,year) - 1 if fyr == 7

replace fyed = mdy(9,1,year) - 1 if fyr == 8

replace fyed = mdy(10,1,year) - 1 if fyr == 9

replace fyed = mdy(11,1,year) - 1 if fyr == 10

replace fyed = mdy(12,1,year) - 1 if fyr == 11

year and fyr are variables in my dataset. I tried the following (and a number of other things):

generate fyed = mdy(12,31,year)

forvalues i = 1/11 {

if `i' <= 5 local yy = year - 1

else local yy = year

replace fyed = mdy(`i'+1,1,`yy') - 1 if fyr == `i'

}

This does not work. The macro variable yy is not accessing each observation's value on year. Clearly I'm not going about this correctly. Any suggestions? Thanks.

Cameron

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