INCLUDE_HOLIDAYS_LIST

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INCLUDE_HOLIDAYS_LIST

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The purpose of this directive is to tell Q++ that a macro will specifically use one of the Holidays Lists.

 

Consider the example below where a macro checks if on a given date, the result of the [fo] and [fu] tokens are the same (note that the reference to each holidays list is made on a separate line) :

 

INCLUDE_HOLIDAYS_LIST o

INCLUDE_HOLIDAYS_LIST u

var

 sOholidays sUholidays

begin

 sOholidays = EvalToken(n_TokenDate, '[fo]')

 sUholidays = EvalToken(n_TokenDate, '[fu]')

 bRESULT = (sOholidays == sUholidays)

end

 

If there are no tokens in the GridTemplate which refer to o-holidays and u-holidays then Q++ will not know that you need to specify o-holidays and u-holidays and will not be able to issue a message warning you that you have not defined them. By using the INCLUDE_HOLIDAYS_LIST directive above, you are telling Q++ that this macro will always require o-holidays and u-holidays, and therefore Q++ will be able to warn any user in that uses this macro.

 

The above example was one where the reference to a Holidays List was explicit (the above macro always uses o-holidays and u-holidays). There are cases where the holidays list used cannot be determined from the macro itself, because the holidays list used is one of the input variables of the macro.

 

input

 sHolList

var

begin

 bRESULT = HolidayOfListOnDate(sHolList, n_TokenDate)

end

 

In those cases, you should not set the INCLUDE_HOLIDAYS_LIST directive in the macro code, as in the first example, but rather as part of the Macros Options of the Script that uses this macro.


Topic 122500 updated on 07-Mar-2002.
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