setLayerLabel with text from macro not editable

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hproe
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setLayerLabel with text from macro not editable

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Hi -
I am trying to write date/time information to the layer label in a jython module following the example in the User's Guide:

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layer.setLayerLabel(%timestamp%)
However, I cannot save the code, because I am given a syntax error. Executing the command directly in the shell produces AttributeError. On the other hand, writing an explicit text string is fine. Looks like version 1.6 has the same problem. Can you reproduce it?
HP
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bobc
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Re: setLayerLabel with text from macro not editable

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Hi HP -

Macros (including timestamp) must be included as part of a string, meaning you need quotes around them. For example:

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layer.setLayerLabel('%timestamp%')

You can use macros in conjunction with other text strings, such as:

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layer.setLayerLabel('%timestamp% - GOES East image')

Please let me know if you have any questions about this.

Thanks -
Bob Carp
McIDAS Help Desk
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