Mixing Absolute and Relative Times

Each relative time can consist of both a date and time portion where you can define either date actions and/or time actions. Within one type of action (either date or time), you cannot use both relative and absolute actions. As a result, you cannot use a relative time action with an absolute time action, and you cannot use a relative date action with an absolute date action.

If you start with an absolute year, such as "@2/18/1972", and follow it with a relative modification, such as "YEAR-5", the editor generates an error when parsing these actions. Likewise, you start with a relative time, such as "HOUR=1", and follow it with an absolute time, such as "#12:25:30:56", the absolute time will override the relative actions.

See Also

Named Times

Properties and Operators for Named Times

Value Constants for Named Times

Chaining Actions for Relative Times

Configuring named times