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Author Topic: How do you use holidays in smart macros?  (Read 3850 times)

orca

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How do you use holidays in smart macros?
« on: May 03, 2006, 08:23:17 PM »



There are 22 holidays in the Jewish Religion in the diaspora (not in Israel).

I would like to use a label that reads "Chag" for holiday and then test the holiday for that variable.

I have tried to use "Tomorrow" in an IF statement only it seems there is no "tomorrow" as in:

IF TOMORROW = "Chag"
     THEN  set a flag

I've also tried:
IF HOLIDAY = "Chag"
     THEN  set a flag

since the holy days all start the night before then interogate the flag to set up the lighting the same as a regular Shabbat that would start on Friday evening.

I hope this makes sense as I'm new to this program and it's not quite the same as the "old" basic programming from 30 years ago.

Bill Cook

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steven r

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Re: How do you use holidays in smart macros?
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2006, 08:57:12 PM »

...it's not quite the same as the "old" basic programming from 30 years ago....
You can say that again.

Unfortunately the holiday settings only seem to be only for a single date range. eg. Chanukah is 12/19-12/26 on my system. Was that for 2005? You can edit the ranges under preferences. eg. I have Christmas begin late Nov and go through the 1st week in Jan for my lighting.

I wanted to have a holiday called "School Holidays" with all of the days off included.

Also with respect to X10 the day always begins at 12:00:01 am. So for any holiday that begins in the evening, you will need to use 2 dates. eg New Years Eve is 12/31 - 1/1

X10: Are the non constant dates such as Easter and many of the Jewish holidays updated and downloaded to the CM15A like DST dates?

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