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Creating times stamp on output files

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Creating times stamp on output files

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Hi everyone,

 

****UPDATE:  Would you know how to replace the ":" delimiters in the created_at variable whose values are in the ddmmmyyyy:hh:mm:ss format with an underscore? ****************

 

I have a program which outputs multiple excel files and two emails where the file name has the date (date_pulled).  I need to revise the file names to provide the timestamp as well.

 

Is there a common SAS format, variable which is used for producing timestamps I can use instead? Or would you suggest revising the date_pulled values so it takes out the ":" delimiters from the created_at variable instead of using datepart on the created_at variable?

 

The filenames ar:

<file path>\Liaison QC Report &date_pulled..xml

 

 

Thanks for the suggestions in advance!

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CURRENT CODE:

%macro file_attribs(filename);

%local rc fid fidc;

%global created_at;

%let rc=%sysfunc(filename(onefile,&filename));

%let fid=%sysfunc(fopen(&onefile));

%let created_at=%sysfunc(finfo(&fid,Create Time));

%let fidc=%sysfunc(fclose(&fid));

%let rc=%sysfunc(filename(onefile));

%mend file_attribs;

 

%file_attribs(&path.\&infile..csv);

%put &created_at.;

%let date_pulled = %sysfunc(datepart("&created_at."dt),yymmddn8.);

%put &date_pulled.;


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‎12-23-2015 07:04 PM
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Re: Creating times stamp on output files

Posted in reply to Maisha_Huq
I think one of the N8601 formats would be appropriate. Or the B8601DT format.

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‎12-23-2015 07:04 PM
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Re: Creating times stamp on output files

Posted in reply to Maisha_Huq
I think one of the N8601 formats would be appropriate. Or the B8601DT format.
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Re: Creating times stamp on output files

Thanks, Reeza! I d used compress and another sysfunc -- this looks great

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