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Datetime conversions


I have a date vaiable extracted from SQL server (in SQL datatype is datetime2(7)), sas reading it as $27. example data value: (2015-06-09 14:20:00.0000000).

what is this data type called. how can I convert to numeric datetime20.?  appreciate you help.

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Re: Datetime conversions

data _null_;
  
do d = '2015-06-09 14:20:00.0000000';
      dt = input(d,
is8601dt26.);
      put d= dt=datetime22.2;
     
end;
  
run;

23         data _null_;
24            do d = '2015-06-09 14:20:00.0000000';
25               dt = input(d,is8601dt26.);
26               put d= dt=datetime22.2;
27               end;
28            run;

d=
2015-06-09 14:20:00.0000000 dt=09JUN2015:14:20:00.00
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Re: Datetime conversions

How are you reading your data from SQL Server? If you are using ODBC, we found that using the latest version of the SQL Server ODBC driver translated datetimes correctly as datetimes not character:

40080 - SQL Server 2008 dates are read in as character when using SAS/ACCESS® Interface to ODBC

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