01-07-2015 02:32 PM
SAS newbie here--I am putting together an Excel spreadsheet via the ods tagsets.excelxp method. I have been searching online, but I have not yet found a way to display a datetime in a way that Excel would recognize as a datetime. My Excel spreadsheet currently displays (for example) 06JAN2015:07:39:37, when ideally, I would like it to read 01/06/2015 07:39 (24-hr format). Is there a datetime format that would allow me to do this? If not, what is the best way to go about this? I stumbled upon datepart and timepart functions, so the best I can think of for now is to concatenate those together, but I would be interested to know if there are other methods out there. Thank you!
01-08-2015 04:56 PM
Thank you, Tom--that worked perfectly for my proc print statements. I am only having difficulty with a proc report--it does not seem that tagattr is an option for that--is there a way to do the same thing in a proc report?
01-08-2015 05:41 PM
Here's an example of proc report and tagattr.
proc report data=sashelp.shoes(obs=10) nowd ;
title 'Using tagattr and TAGSETS.EXCELXP';
title2 'Send a Formula for a Column';
column region product sales profit;
define product /display;
define sales/ sum 'Sales'
define profit / computed "Profit"
** profit is not in sashelp.shoes;
** so make an empty column for the formula;
profit = 0;
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