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Convert String to date and filter

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Convert String to date and filter

I have a date, that is in text that looks like this

20170706

 

What i need to do is, convert it to a readable date and have it include in my where clause for filtering.

 

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where create_dt >= date('2017-09-01')

 

 

Any help is appreciated.

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Re: Convert String to date and filter

Posted in reply to Bellefeuille

Using the following will create a SAS date variable which you can then use the filter

 

date=input('20170706',yymmdd8.)

 

I wouldn't then put that function into a DATASTEP where statement but you could do it on a sub setting IF statement.

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Re: Convert String to date and filter

Just to complete @Clark's answer:

 

The syntax to check date is:

  if date > '01SEP2017'd;

The format to use date as literel is 'ddmmmyyyy'd.

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