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Fun with SAS dates - 12/13/14

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Fun with SAS dates - 12/13/14

Realised that today's date is 12/13/14 in mmddyy8. format!

What are some other dates & their SAS format that you've come across that you remember?

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Re: Fun with SAS dates - 12/13/14

Posted in reply to MichelleHomes

04OCT2014 & 19MAY1987

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Re: Fun with SAS dates - 12/13/14

Ahhhhhh the SAS date numbers: 20, 000 and day 10,000 formatted in date9. format! :smileycool:

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Re: Fun with SAS dates - 12/13/14

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Thought that you'll get what this is about.

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Posted in reply to MichelleHomes

Ahhhhhh, indeed.

Now, did you realise SAS day 20,000 (4Oct2014) is the anniversary of the launch of Sputnik 1 in 1957?

And SAS day 10,000 (19May 1987) is the anniverary of the launch, in 1971, also by the USSR, of Mars 2 - the first man-made probe to reach the surface of Mars.

So, by choosing 1Jan1960 as day zero, were the SAS founding fathers subtly celebrating the USSR's achievements in the space race?

Just a thought.

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Re: Fun with SAS dates - 12/13/14

Posted in reply to MichelleHomes

How about 10/11/12   (or was it 11/10/12) ...  depends where you are ...  Aaaaaarg!

Seriously, the only date format that I really like to see is ISO 8601, being the only universal date format. (2012-10-11)

Lex @SAS

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