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Current Date & Time

I wanted to get the current date & time to insert  in one of the attributes of ORacle Table.

 

I tried below 2 options & i am getting default date of SAS.

 

Option 1 :

data_null_;

RECORD_DATE   = compress(put(today(),yymmddn8.)||'-'||Trim(Left(put(time(),time11.2))),':.')

run;

 

Option2 :

 

PROC SQL;
INSERT INTO DBMS.&MyTable (RECORD_DATE,  Other attributes )
SELECT
DATETIME(),

Other attributes
FROM MANUAL_TEMP B

 

 

Both are not working to resolve current date & time.

 

Thanks,

Ana

 

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Re: Current Date & Time

I would try something like this with your preferred date/time format, 

%let tday = %sysfunc(today(),yymmddn8.);

Or you could get fancy and do something like this to get HMS,

proc format;
  picture myfmt low-high = '%Y%0m%0d_%0H%0M%0S' (datatype = datetime) ;
run ;

%let timestamp=%sysfunc(datetime(), myfmt.);
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