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Date to Int

I need to join a data set by the primary id and the month.
The month field in one table(A) is a char and the month field in the other table(B) calandar.

Table A month field is formatted like 20150301 INT
TABLE B month field is formatted like 01SEP14 DATE

HOW CAN I FORMAT THE MONTH FIELD IN TABLE A(01SEP14) TO return (20140901) INT

iVE TRIED THE BELOW
(DIDNT WORK)

DATA work.ACCTS;
        SET work.ACCTS ;
  MONYEARCHAR=put(firstday,z6.);
   RUN;
        QUIT;
PLEASE HELP.


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‎04-24-2015 11:41 PM
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Re: Date to Int

INT looks more like a numeric than a character variable. To get a number that looks like a date, you will need an input(put()) combination:

data test;

firstday = '01SEP14'd;

format firstday date7.;

int = input(put(firstday, yymmddn8.), 8.0);

run;

proc print; run;

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Re: Date to Int

Try this to see if it works.

format month yymmddn8.;

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Re: Date to Int

You need yymmdd8. format instead of z6 format in your put statement.

If you're doing this via SQL you can do the transformation in the SQL join step. 

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‎04-24-2015 11:41 PM
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Posts: 4,654

Re: Date to Int

INT looks more like a numeric than a character variable. To get a number that looks like a date, you will need an input(put()) combination:

data test;

firstday = '01SEP14'd;

format firstday date7.;

int = input(put(firstday, yymmddn8.), 8.0);

run;

proc print; run;

PG

PG
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