Can you please describe how to generate a series in a quarterly page to match a specified annual growth rate?

I am looking for a command of the type

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`!annualgrowthrate=2.5`

smpl 2018:2 2019

genr x = ... (?)....

where the series x already exists in the workfile up to 2018:2 and the expression

*.... (?)....*will generate the series x, from 2018:2 onwards, that will yield the annual growth rate of 2.5 per cent in 2019. To do this one must of course assume something about the development of x. Lets assume that

**x has a constant quarterly growth rate**, i.e. x/x(-1)=constant. Under this assumption one can calculate the development of x which yields the annual growth rate of 2.5 per cent, but I do not know how this is done in EViews.

Can you please give me a clue on how to proceed?

Thomas

(this type of command may be useful when excluding an endogenous variable in a quarterly model and where one wants to set the annual growth rate of that variable over the exclusion period)