a week ago
Likely you are looking for something like:
srvstop = input(teststop3, mmddyy10.);
and if you want to see the value as a date apply an appropriate format:
format srvstop mmddyy10. ;
format srvstop date9. ;
as a couple of examples.
srvstop will have a value similar to 20850. The formats show the value as a human readable date.