03-08-2012 04:34 PM
I have the below macro variable which outputs 1202.
%Let yymm = %sysfunc(putn(%sysfunc(intnx(month,%sysfunc(today()),-1,end)),yymmn4.));
Now I want to use the above macro variable(&yymm.) and output ONLY the year in YYYY format(2012).
%Let yyyy = %sysfunc(year(&yymm.));
I tried the above step and it is giving me 1963 as output. Can someone take a look?
Thanks in advance!.
03-08-2012 04:51 PM
Macro var &yymm contains a string like 1209. The year function expects a SAS date value (date expressed as number of days since 1/1/1960).
1209 days is a date in the year 1963.
If you want to use the year function then you née first to convert you string back to a SAS date (using a information - not sure if there is one for your date format).
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