Todays_Date as D = DATE()
DATE() returns today's date. The system date must be set at the DOS level (use the DOS DATE command). This function is useful for fields that should contain the current date.
Alpha Five Version 5 and Above
Assume that you want to use a range filter in View mode to display only the records for overdue accounts. If your table stores the date that an order was placed in a field called ORDERDATE, the following expression yields the number of days since the order was placed:
You can generate a complete filter expression to find all open accounts over 30 days old by adding a check on a BALANCEDUE field. The filter is:
((date() - ORDERDATE) > 30) .AND. (BALANCEDUE > 0)